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Recipe : Entry # 4710
Larry M. "Doc" Hudson
Recipe Title
Sixgunner Biscuits
Recipe Theme
South Alabama EC
2 cups flour

4 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt 

½ teaspoon cream of tartar 

2 teaspoons sugar 

½ cup shortening 

2/3 cup milk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Use a 12-inch or 14-inch shallow Dutch oven. For a 12-inch Dutch oven use 16 briquettes on top and 12 on bottom. For a 14-inch Dutch oven use 18 briquettes on top and 14 on bottom. Mix together dry ingredients and cut in shortening until it resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in milk and stir only until the dough is stiff. Turn out on a floured board and knead about 1/2 minute. Flatten to about ¾-inch and cut with a biscuit cutter dipped in flour. Place biscuits in an ungreased metal pie or cake pan. Set in the Dutch oven, using a metal trivet to keep the pan off the bottom of the Dutch oven. Bake for 10-13 minutes. Cook’s note: using the pie or cake pans rather than just putting the biscuit in the Dutch oven has several makes it is easier to remove the biscuits from the oven and the Dutch oven is immediately ready to bake another pan of biscuits or something else if you need it. Yield: about 8-10 biscuits.