2 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Cup Butter Chilled
3/4 Cup Buttermilk
Combine sifted flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 sharp knives, cut in butter until mixture has consistency of coarse cornmeal.
Pour buttermilk into mixture (all at once) stirring lightly with a large fork until it forms a soft dough.
Turn dough onto floured board and knead lightly 6 to 10 times. Roll dough out to 1/2 to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut with floured 2 inch cookie cutter.
Arrange rounds of dough close together on non-greased baking sheet for biscuits with soft sides.
Place one inch apart for biscuits with crusty sides.
Bake in preheated oven at 450 F for 10 - 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Submitted by Marjorie McGuigan, Iona, PEI