SOUTHERN-STYLE BUTTERMILK BISCUITS

 

  • Cooking Time: 12 to 15 min.
  • Servings: about 12
  • Preparation Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 t. salt
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 2 T. lard, chilled (yes, lard)
  • 2 T. butter, chilled
  • 3/4 c. buttermilk
  • flour for dusting work area
  • melted butter

Directions

  • In a medium sized bowl, sift flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Using a pastry blender, add lard and butter.
  • Cut it in until pieces are about the size of pea gravel.
  • Make a well in the center of the mixture.
  • Pour buttermilk into center of well.
  • Stir with a fork until dough comes together. Do not overmix.
  • Turn out onto clean counter top dusted with flour.
  • Knead about 6 to 8 times.
  • Roll out dough to about 1/2 inch thick
  • Cut with biscuit cutter.
  • Gather any scraps and lightly knead them together
  • Cut with biscuit cutter.
  • Any remaining scraps should not be kneaded again.
  • Place on a baking sheet and brush with melted butter
  • Place in a 450 degree oven
  • Bake for 12 to 15 min or until tops are golden brown.

Notes

The base of this recipe comes from an old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I changed things here and there and came up with a biscuit that even my Yankee husband loves to eat!

Categories: Biscuit 

Author Credit: Better Homes and Gardens

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