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Serves: 4-6
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2 c plain flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 c butter flavor shortening
2/3 c whole buttermilk
1 Tbsp melted butter, on the side.

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Jewel Hall Recipe
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Cullman, AL (pop. 14,775)
Member Since Oct 2010
Jewel's notes for this recipe:
For many, many year I have been cooking and making homemade biscuits. I began cooking when I was nine year old, my mother worked on the farm, hoeing cotton, corn, potatoes, fruis, and vegetables. Later she picked them. I learned to feed the farm animals, gather eggs,milk the cow and churn milk into butter. My daddy helped my mother and he would plow the crops, with mules before he got a tractor. My brothers and sisters worked too, Enjoyable memories. I am contributing this homemade biscuit recipe, also a Wild Blackberry Jam recipe with a blackberry picking story.
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Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
Combine first 5 ingredients, sift together and place in a medium bowl.
Add: Butter flavor shortning to flour mixture, mix with pastry blender to a corase crumb consistancy. Add in the 2/3 cup of whole buttermuilk. Use pastry blender to combine it all together. Dough will be soft and easy to work with.
Turn out onto a slightly floured cutting board and knead a few times, don't make it stiff. Pat out with hands to a 1/2"-1" thick.
Cut out biscuits out with regular size biscuit cutter. Place in a large black iron skillet lightly greased with yellow flavor shortning. drizzle melted butter acroas top with pastry brush.
Bake in 450 degree preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

** Serve with scrambled eggs, crisp bacon, and Blackberry Jam.

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user Karla Everett Karla59 - Apr 22, 2012
Jewel , very nice recipe , thanks for sharing ..I love making biscuits in my cast iron pan...saving and printing this recipe. :D
user Jewel Hall 0124 - Apr 22, 2012
Thanks Karla. If I had a dollar for every biscuit I've made it would be like winning the lottery LOL..Enjoy
user Pat Duran kitchenchatter - Apr 22, 2012
Thanks Jewel, very nice recipe. Love biscuits too!
user Jewel Hall 0124 - Apr 22, 2012
Hey Pat. Thanks, so many great homemade biscuit recipes on JAP, don't expect anything less, great JAP cooks !!

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