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3 cups all-purpose flour
6 ounces shortening
2 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons salt plus 3 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Mix flour, salt, sugar, baking powder and shortening into fine crumbs.
Add buttermilk and water gradually until light and tender.
Turn out onto a floured surface. Knead well.
Cut out and place on greased baking sheet.
Bake at 425 degrees F for 10-15 minutes or until brown.