Annie Mae Jones' Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450'F.

Step 2

Sift flour, salt, soda, and baking powder into mixing bowl. Cut in shortening, using 2 knives, a pastry cutteror your hands dusted with flour. Add sufficient buttermilk to make a soft dough. Knead lightly and turn out onto a lightly floured board. Roll out to 1/2" thickness and cut with biscuit cutter into rounds. Place rounds not touching - for crisper biscuits - or close together - for softer biscuits - on ungreased baking sheet. Brush with melted butter if desired and bake in preheated oven 12-15 minutes, or until firm and lightly browned.

Things You'll Need

  • 3c Flour,all-purpose,sifted
  • 1ts Salt
  • 1/2ts Baking soda
  • 3ts Baking powder
  • 2/3c Shortening
  • 1c Buttermilk
  • 4tb Butter (opt)

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