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Grandma Gafford's Biscuits Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Helen Gafford
Added: Friday, February 20, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 or more cups buttermilk
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup shortening

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oven to 400

Mix dry ingredients, cut in shortening. Mix in buttermilk. If dough is too stiff, add more milk. Put on floured board and knead about 10 times. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness, cut into rounds. Heat some shortening in a baking pan (9 x 11). Dip tops of biscuit in hot fat, turn over and bake about 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mom kept a deep pan in her flour bin. Each time she made biscuits she would add additional flour to the pan, hollow out a well, pour in the other ingredients and start stirring until dough was the consistency she liked. She never measured any of it, and her directions said "knead until it feels right" . One day you just know what that means!!

 

 

 

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