Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
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This recipe has been passed down in my neighbors southern family for many generations. She shared it with me and I absolutely love it so I'm sharing the love with you
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour, stirred before measuring
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup lard or 1/4 cup vegetable shortening, chilled
- 2 tablespoons real butter, room temp
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk
- Heat oven to 450 and adjust oven rack to center position.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
- Cut in chilled shortening and butter until you have pieces the size of small peas.
- Make a well in center of dry ingredients; pour in buttermilk. With a wooden spoon, gently blend dry ingredients into the buttermilk, just until mixture is clumping together. If necessary, add a few more teaspoons of buttermilk.
- Transfer dough to a lightly floured board.
- Pat out in a circle about 8 inches in diameter and 1/2-inch thick. Using a 2 1/2 to 3-inch biscuit cutter, cut out and place on ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake on center oven rack for about 10 to 12 minutes, until tops are browned.
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