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       Title: Buttermilk Biscuits
  Categories: breads
       Yield: 18 servings
       3 c  flour,all-purpose,sifted
       1 ts salt
     1/2 ts baking soda
       3 ts baking powder
     2/3 c  shortening
       1 c  buttermilk
       4 tb butter (opt)
   1. Preheat oven to 450'F.                                                  
   2. Sift flour, salt, soda, and baking powder into mixing bowl. Cut in      
   shortening, using 2 knives, a pastry cutteror your hands dusted with       
   flour. Add sufficient buttermilk to make a soft dough. Knead lightly       
   and turn out onto a lightly floured board. Roll out to 1/2 thickness      
   and cut with biscuit cutter into rounds. Place rounds not touching -       
   for crisper biscuits - or close together - for softer biscuits - on        
   ungreased baking sheet. Brush with melted butter if desired and bake       
   in preheated oven 12-15 minutes, or until firm and lightly browned.