Serves: 12

These biscuits are so delicious and fluffy. You won't want to eat just one!

Dovetailing Tip: Make an extra batch of biscuits to use on day 4 in Strawberry Shortcake.

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3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
1/3 cup powdered milk
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 teaspoons salt
1 stick cold butter, cut into bits
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup melted butter


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Stir together the flour, powered milk, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt in a medium bowl.

Using a pastry cutter, cut the butter and shortening into the dry mixture until blended thoroughly.

Fold in the buttermilk until the dough comes together.

On a lightly floured surface, turn out the dough and use hands to press into a circle 1 to 1 1/2 inches thick.

Cut out circles with a biscuit cutter or a glass. Place the biscuits in cast-iron skillets, then brush the tops with the melted butter.

Bake until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.


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