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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Southern Style Homemade Biscuits

My good friend Bonnie shared how to make homemade biscuits.  They far out weigh the ones that come in the tube package.

2 cups of sifted flour unbleached all purpose
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup shortening
almost 1 cup of buttermilk
vegetable spray
Make sure to preheat your oven to 450 degrees. 

Bonnie sprayed the back of her pans with vegetable spray.

Combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, mix well with whisk.
Cut shortening, and butter with pastry cutter until resembles small pea size balls.
Add buttermilk, and mix until just combine, if it appears a little on the dry side add a little more buttermilk. over mixing will result in hard biscuits.
Turn dough  onto a floured board or a floured plastic bag.
Fold the dough 5 times no more. With your hands gently press dough down to  1 inch thickness. Do not use rolling pin.

Dip biscuit cutters in flour to cut shapes of dough,  or you can just cut them square with butter knife dipped in flour.

Bonnie uses her scraps to make peach cobbler. Place peach pie filling underneath the biscuit scraps, add cinnamon sugar, and pads of butter on top of biscuits.
Bake the biscuits for 10 minutes at 450 degrees.

Bake the cobbler at 450 degrees for 40 minutes ..

Happy baking 

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