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Blue-Ribbon Buttermilk Biscuits

2 cups Weisenberger Self-Rising Flour

1/3 cup shortening

3/4 cup buttermilk

· Preheat oven to 450°

· Pour flour into mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry cutter or fork. Make a well in the center of the bowl and add buttermilk. Mix with a fork until it holds together well.

· On a lightly floured surface, fold dough over about two or three times and with floured hands, pat into a flat circle. Roll with a rolling pin to a height of about ¾ inch thick. Dip biscuit cutter into flour prior to cutting to keep from sticking.

· Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 450° for about 12 minutes. For soft-edged biscuits, place biscuits touching together; for crispy edged biscuits, place them apart. You can also brush the tops with melted butter either prior to or immediately after baking.