for family meals :
is one of the recipes that has been provided by
Shirley Cline from San Fransisco. (You can contact
Shirley by emailing her - click here).
all purpose flour
1 Tblsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
3/4 cup buttermilk
the flour, baking powder, sugar and slat to
a bowl. Add the shortening. Using a fork or
pastry blender, cut the shortening into the
flour mixture until it resembles fine crumbs.
Stir in the buttermilk to make a soft dough.
the dough on a lightly floured work surface
and knead gently just until the surface of the
dough isn't sticky. Do not overknead. Pat into
a thick disk. Cut the dough into 8 pieces. Roll
and pat each piece of dough into a 2 1/2 inch
round biscuit about 1/2 inch thick. Place the
biscuits 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking
until golden brown 18 - 20 minutes. Serve hot.