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 Recipe By     : http://vh1459.infi.net/living/docs/cooks041499.htm
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Biscuits                         Gravy
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      cups          self-rising flour
    2      teaspoons     sugar
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
      1/4  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  cup           shortening
      3/4  cup           buttermilk
                         Melted butter or margarine
    3      large         tomatoes
      1/2  cup           butter or margarine
      1/2  cup           self-rising flour
    1      cup           water
      1/2  cup           milk
                         Salt and pepper to taste
 in a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and baking soda; cut in
 shortening. Knead in buttermilk. (The dough will be sticky, but don't add
 extra flour; biscuits won't be as light and fluffy.)
 Roll out and cut with a biscuit cutter; place biscuits on a greased baking
 sheet with sides just touching. Brush with butter. Bake at 450 for 10-12
 minutes or until the tops and bottoms are light brown.
 Meanwhile, for gravy, peel and cut tomatoes into a bowl, reserving the
 juice. In a sauce pan, melt butter; add flour and stir until browned.
 Gradually add water. Stir in tomatoes and juice. Add milk, salt and pepper;
 simmer for 15 minutes.
 Serve over hot biscuits. Yield: about 10 biscuits and 3 cups gravy.
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