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Dutch Oven Biscuits

 

3 1/2 cups self-rising soft wheat flour

2 1/4 tsp. baking powder

2 1/4 tsp. sugar

1/4 cup shortening

1/4 cup butter, chilled and cut into pieces

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

 

Combine first 3 ingredients until blended. Cut in shortening and butter. Add buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough onto well-floured surface; sprinkle with flour. Knead 20-25 times until dough is smooth and springy to touch. Pat dough into 3/4 inch circles. Place onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 500 degrees for 9-11 minutes.

 

For tastier biscuits, bake in a Dutch oven!