Farmhouse Lard Buttermilk Biscuits
A tender easy homemade biscuit made with lard just like Grandma used to make.
- 2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup lard, chilled and cut or torn into small pea sized pieces
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
In a mixing bowl combine all the dry ingredients and stir well to mix
Add the pieces of lard to dry ingredients and make a course crumble using your hands, a fork or pastry blender
Make a well in the course crumble and pour in the buttermilk - using your hands combine the dry and wet ingredients until a sticky dough is formed and all the dry ingredients are incorporated
On a floured surface turn out the sticky dough and gently fold the dough over itself a few time incorporating additional flour till dough is not sticky - but don't over knead.
Roll or pat dough out to about 3/4 inch thick and cut with biscuit cutter or a glass dipped in flour, re-rolling scraps until dough is gone
Put biscuits on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake in a 375° degree oven for 15-18 minutes until biscuits are browned and done in the middle.