Millie's Buttermilk Biscuits
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- 2 c
- self rising flour
- 1/3 c
- lard, chilled
- 2/3 - 3/4 c
1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Measure flour then sift into large bowl.
2cut lard into flour or flour hands and roll lard into little snakes and pinch off pea size pieces.
3Make a well in center of flour and add in buttermilk, starting with 2/3 cup and work flour into center. Add more buttermilk alittle at a time if needed.
4Turn out onto floured table and knead gently 4 or 5 times. Lightly dust rolling pin and dough with flour then roll out dough , rolling 1st one way then opposite way to about 1/2 - 3/4 in thick. Cut with floured biscuit cutter or use a soup can with both ends cut off. Gather leftover dough and knead back together , roll, and cut. Repeat till dough is used up.
5Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray or using a paper towel, apply light coating of lard. Place biscuits 1/2 inch apart. Brush tops with buttermilk. Bake 15 - 20 minutes. Brush tops with alittle melted butter as soon as you take them out.