Old Fashioned Biscuits

1.135kg (2lb 8oz) Flour
225g (8oz) Butter
225g (8oz) Sour Cream
225g (8oz) Sugar
2 Eggs, beaten
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
1 tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Salt

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, gradually adding sugar, beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add egg and vanilla extract and sour cream, beat well.
  • Add the sifted flour, baking powder and salt, mix thoroughly.
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  • Roll the dough into 1/8-inch thickness; cut into shapes.
  • Place on onto a lightly greased baking tray.
  • Preheat oven to 190°C: 375°F: Gas 5
  • Bake for until lightly browned.
  • Allow to cool for a minute, remove biscuits to wire racks to cool.
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