Thursday, January 11, 2007

Feather Light Biscuits

6 cups buttermilk baking mix
1/4 cup sugar
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1/3 cup shortening
1 to 1-1/4 cups warm water (120° to 130°)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

directionsIn a large bowl, combine the baking mix, sugar and yeast. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in enough warm water to make a soft and slightly sticky dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently 3-4 times. Roll dough to 3/4-in. thickness; cut with a 2-1/2-in. round biscuit cutter. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Brush tops with melted butter. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Yield: About 2 Dozen