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  1. -- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05

  2. Title: Afternoon Ruby Tea Biscuits

  3. Categories: Cookies

  4. Yield: 12 servings

  5. 2 c Sifted all-purpose flour

  6. 4 ts Baking powder

  7. 2 tb Sugar

  8. 1/2 ts Salt

  9. 1/2 c Vegetable shortening

  10. 3/4 c Milk

  11. 1/2 c Red jam or jelly

  12. Preheat the oven to 425

  13. Measure the sifted flour, baking powder,

  14. sugar and salt and mix with a fork in a large mixing bowl. Cut in the

  15. shortening until the mixture looks like coarse bread crumbs. Add milk and mix into flour with the fork-but only until the mixture forms a soft ball.

  16. Place the ball of dough on a lightly floured surface and knead it 12 times.

  17. Rub some flour on a rolling pin and roll out the dough until it's about 1/4 thick. With a large biscuit cutter cut circles, very close together,

  18. in the dough. Use a straight downward motion and don't twist thecutter.

  19. With the spatula lift half the circles, one at a time, onto the cookie

  20. sheet. Arrange about 1 apart.

  21. With a small biscuit cutter (smaller than the one used to cut out the

  22. biscuits) cut a hole in the rest of the circles to make rings and lift out

  23. the centers with the spatula. Set these little centers aside. With the

  24. spatula place the rings on top of the large circles on the cookie sheet.

  25. Put a teaspoonful of jam or jelly in the middle of each ring. Bake the

  26. 12 to 15 minutes, or until puffed and slightly golden. Take the

  27. cookie sheet from the oven. Immediately lift the biscuits from the cookie

  28. sheet with the spatula. --


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