1 cup rice flour
½ cup potato starch
¼ cup tapioca flour
¾ teaspoon xanthan gum
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup cold butter (½ stick)
2 tablespoons shortening such as Crisco
¾ cup (or slightly more) buttermilk

Sift the dry ingredients & mix them thoroughly. Cut in the butter & shortening. Mix in buttermilk as gently as possible. Dough should be moist & slightly sticky so add more if necessary, a little at a time.

Roll out about ¾ inch thick between sheets of plastic wrap or waxed paper. Chill until solid enough to cut. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut with a floured cutter. Brush tops with cream if desired for a golden color. Bake 12-15 minutes for small cutter, longer if larger cutters used. The biscuits should be very light brown on bottoms, light golden on top (if wash is used). Do not over bake or they will be dry.

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