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Basic Biscuits (Gluten-Free)

Serving Size: 12

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1 cup sorghum flour
¾ cup gluten-free Flour Blend
¼ cup Sweet Rice Flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
2 teaspoons sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup shortening -- cubed
1 egg
½ cup milk

Crack egg into large measuring cup. Add milk to make 2/3 cup of liquid. Lightly beat together. Set aside. Sift all dry ingredients. Place in food processor. Pulse in cubed shortening. Add milk/egg mixture. Pulse until dough is formed. I usually wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill 1 hour or overnight, but you could roll or pat it out right away and use a biscuit cutter to cut biscuits. Place on baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 10 min. I usually brush melted butter on them the last couple of minutes. This helps them to brown a little bit better.

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Mike
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19 Sep 2010 10:55:09 AM PDT
These biscuits were bitter and very crumbley I can't recommend them.




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