Copy-Cat: Cracker Barrel Biscuits

Posted: Aug 22 2014

Start your Friday morning off right:
Here are CS, we love a good buttermilk biscuit.
This recipe is a Southern classic and rumored to be the Cracker Barrel recipe.
Ingredients:
2 cups self-rising flour (or if you want to get fancy, make it from scratch)
1/3 cup solid shortening (Crisco preferably) 
2/3 cup plus 2 tbsp buttermilk, shaken
melted butter
To prepare:
Pre heat oven to 450 degrees (set rack in middle of oven).
Place the self-rising flour in a medium size bowl.
Cut the shortening in using a pastry cutter or two knives.
Add the buttermilk all at once and gently fold into the flour and shortening
until the dough gathers together and the flour is mixed in.
Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and pat gently into a disc
about one inch thick.
Do NOT over handle the biscuits, this will make them tough.
Gently cut the biscuits using a biscuit cutter and place onto a cookie sheet.
Make sure the oven is pre heated to 450 and place them in to bake.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown on top and bottom.
(Makes about 9 (2 1/2 inch) biscuits)
Top with butter and enjoy Cracker Barrel from home!
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