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Monday, March 1, 2010

Melt in your Mouth Biscuits

This is my family's favorite biscuit recipe and very simple to make. Treat dough just like you would pie not over-work it.

2 cups sifted flour
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup shortening
½ teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup milk
1 egg slightly beaten

In large bowl sift together flour, cream of tartar, sugar, salt and baking powder.

 Cut in shortening until mixture resembles cornmeal.

Combine the milk and egg, mix well.

Slowly add milk/egg mixture to the flour mixture.
Flour your work area well as the dough will be a little sticky to start out.

Knead 5 times on lightly floured surface. Pat or roll ½ inch thick. Cut out biscuits with floured cutter. Recipe will make 8 biscuits.

Bake in 450-degree oven 10-15 minutes or until light brown

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