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Homemade Biscuits

1 1/2 c Sifted Unbleached Flour
3 ts Baking Powder
1 ts Salt
1 1/2 ts Baking Soda *
2 tb Sugar
1/4 c Shortening, Melted
1 1/2 c Sourdough Starter

* More Baking Soda may be added if the starter is very sour.

Place flour in bowl, add starter in a well, then add melted shortening and dry ingredients. Mix lightly and turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead until the consistency of bread dough, or of a satiny finish. Pat or roll out dough to 1/2 inch thickness, cut and put on a greased pan. Coat all sides of biscuits with melted butter. Let rise over boiling water for 1/2 hour. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 to 20 minutes.

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