3 1/2 ts Active dry yeast 3 1/2 To 4 1/2 cups flour
2 c Warm milk (105 to 115 2 tb Sugar
-degrees) 2 To 3 tsp salt
1/4 c Shortening
Makes about 4 dozen.
Oil for deep frying
Dissolve yeast in milk and let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes.
Stir in shortening. Gradually add flour, sugar and salt and mix
until smooth. cover with damp towel and let stand in warm draft-free
place until doubled, about 2 hours.
On lightly floured board roll dough into rectangle 1/4 inch thick.
Heat oil to 375 degrees. Cut dough with biscuit cutter and drop a
few at a time into oil. When biscuit is puffed and browned, turn to
brown other side. Remove with slotted spoon, drain on paper towels
and serve immediately.
Biscuits can be made ahead and reheated at 200 degrees for 5 to 10
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