- 2 cups plain flour (sifted)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup shortening
- ½ cup (or more) buttermilk
Preheat oven to 375°.
In a mixing bowl sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Add shortening to the flour mixture, and “cut” into pea-sized balls, using knife or fork. Add buttermilk, and work dough into a ball. Use more buttermilk if needed to make dough slightly “sticky.”
Flour a cutting board, and roll out dough, kneading a few times to get dough “floured.” Roll dough out to about 1-inch thickness, and cut out biscuits. Place on baking sheet, and bake for 35 minutes. Brush tops with melted butter if desired.
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