- Preparation Time20 mins
- Cooking Time25 mins
2) Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Cut in the shortening using a pastry blender or your hands or a stand mixer fixed with a dough hook until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3) Make a well in the center and add 250ml buttermilk. Using your hands, quickly fold the dry ingredients into the buttermilk until a sticky dough forms. You may need to add more buttermilk.
4) Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Gently fold the dough over itself 3 or 4 times to create layers. Press the dough out to 3.5-cm thick and cut with a floured 7.5-cm biscuit cutter. Lay the biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet and brush the tops with buttermilk. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until risen and golden brown.
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