Southern Style Biscuit

Southern Style Biscuit is a circular small dough bread and a major staple of soul food and African American cuisine. It can be eaten during breakfast, as a side dish to major meals, similiar to rolls. The basic ingredients are flower, baking soda, shortening, buttermilk, and salt. There are numerous variations. In addition, to the previous ingredients, some people add butter, lard, and brown sugar. Buttermilk Biscuit is baked at 400 degrees, 10 to 20 minutes in an oven. West Indian Johnny Cake is similiar but is fried.

Biscuit can be made by adding baking soda to flower, shortening, buttermilk, and salt. Mix the ingredients, until the dough is tough. It is better done while the ingredients are cold. One can divide the dough into equal balls and flatten it into round balls. After lining and melting shortening in the baking pan with magarine, or butter, place the individual balls of biscuit into the pan.

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