Grandma's Homemade Biscuits Recipe


| 10/30/2012 4:24:00 PM


These homemade biscuits are as authentic as they come, from a time when lard from the family’s hog and milk from the backyard cow were common fare. The dough can be rolled and cut with a biscuit cutter or dropped from a wooden spoon. Make these for a big family supper, as biscuits are best when eaten fresh from the oven.

Ingredients: 

Grandma's Biscuits1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon lard, cold and coarsely chopped, plus more for greasing the pan
2 1/2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon salted butter, melted (optional)
 

Instructions: 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a baking sheet with lard and set aside.



Place 2 cups of flour, the baking powder and the salt in a large mixing bowl; whisk together. Using a pastry blender, work the lard into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the milk and stir.

j.samford
11/30/2016 7:59:38 PM

I agree with Elliott, you are developing gluten that will result in tough biscuits. Minimal kneading.


Elliott Harrah
11/20/2012 10:47:03 PM

you should never ever knead biscuit dough for five minutes




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