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  1. 2 3/4 c Unsifted all-purpose flour

  2. 1/4 c Unsifted cake flour

  3. 1 tb Baking pwdr.

  4. 1 t Baking soda

  5. 1/2 ts Cream of tartar

  6. 1 1/2 ts Salt

  7. 1 tb Cinnamon

  8. 1 1/2 ts Freshly grated nutmeg

  9. 3/4 ts Ground ginger

  10. 1/4 ts Allspice

  11. 1/4 c (+1 tb.)granulated sugar

  12. 3/4 c Solid shortening

  13. 1 1/2 c Buttermilk

  14. 2/3 c Chopped pecans

  15. 2/3 c Dark raisins

  16. 425 FButter and flour a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan. Thoroughly mix flours, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and sugar in a lge. mixing bowl. Add shortening and using two round-bladed kniver, cut into small lumps. With fingertips, reduce lumps to small bits, rubbing into flour mixture. Blend in buttermilk, pecans and raisins with a few quick strokes. DO NOT OVERMIX--BISCUITS WILL BE TOUGH. Drop heaping tablespoon mounds of dough onto baking pan, spacing abt.

  17. 2" apart. Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes, or until firm and golden. Transfer the pan of biscuits to a rack to cool for min. Serve immediately, or cool completely and store in an airtight container in refrigerator.


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