*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                         BUTTERMILK CHIVE BISCUITS
 Serving Size  : 15   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    :
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2      cups          all-purpose flour
    2      teaspoons     baking powder
      1/2  teaspoon      baking soda
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  cup           chilled butter -- (1 stick)  cut into
                         small pieces
      3/4  cup           buttermilk
    2      tablespoons   chopped chives
 Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
 Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.
 Stir with a fork to blend
 and mix well. Add the butter and, using you fingers as a pastry blender,
 work the butter and flour
 together until the mixture looks like irregular crumbs.
 Add the buttermilk and the chives. Mix only until the dry ingredients are
 moistened. Gather the dough
 into a ball, pressing it to hold together and turn it onto a lightly floured
 surface. Knead lightly about 12
 times. Pat the dough into a circle, keeping it about 1/2 to 3/4-inch thick.
 Use a 2-inch cookie cutter to cut rounds and place on a baking sheet. Bake
 about 10 minutes, or until
 the tops are lightly browned. Serve warm.
 Yield: 15 biscuits
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