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The Perfect Buttermilk Biscuits

 
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The Perfect Buttermilk Biscuits recipe

Yield

14

servings

Prep

30

min

Cook

20

min

Ready

1⅓

hrs

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free
 

Ingredients

½ cup vegetable shortening
*
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 ¼ cups buttermilk

Directions

Place shortening in small plastic food bag.

Flatten shortening between plastic sheets so it is thin and return to freezer.

This allows shortening to become hard enough to break, into tiny pieces when added to dry ingredients.

Tear 2 pieces wax paper about 15 inches long and place on counter, Sift flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt onto wax paper.

Place empty sifter on top of bare sheet of wax paper, lift sheet of wax paper holding sifted dry ingredients by sides and pour through sifter, sifting onto bare wax paper.

Sift back and forth 3 times, then sift once more into large mixing bowl.

Remove shortening from freezer. Cut into small bits, about ¼ inch square.

Drop shortening bits into bowl of dry ingredients and, using fingertips, lightly rub shortening and flour together, occasionally tossing flour mixture so you touch all particles of shortening with flour.

When mixture has bits of flour-covered shortening throughout, begin adding buttermilk.

Using fork, add buttermilk, lightly stirring to mix with dry ingredients.

Cover board or surface with dusting of flour.

Gather sticky mass of dough and place on floured surface.

Dust hands with flour and gently knead dough, adding enough flour only to make dough manageable.

Pat dough with hands or roll with floured rolling pin into round ½-inch thick.

Using 2-inch cutter, cut out biscuits and place touching each other in 3 rows, in center of greased baking sheet, or in cake pans.

Place on middle rack of 425 degrees oven and bake 12 minutes, or until lightly golden.

Remove from oven and serve hot or warm.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 43g (1.5 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 2984% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 446mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 15% Iron 19%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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