How to Make Doc' Biscuits
- Preheat oven to 425F then sift flour, baking powder, salt, and white sugar into a large bowl.
- Add lard or shortening, depending on which you choose. Personally I like lard, it's what my Granny used what my Mom uses and what all good Southen cooks use. Use either your fingers or a fork to break the lard/shorting up into the flour mixture. Some will say pea size I prefer mixing it up till it looks like coarse corn meal.
- Gradually add milk and use your hand to mix until it pulls away from the side of the bowl (you may have to use a smidge more or less milk depending on the humidly) Do not over mix, more is not better.
- I'll add again, DO NOT OVER MIX, it will make your biscuits turn out tuff, un-flaky (Is that even a word) and dry.
- Turn out onto a floured surface and pat or roll out till your dough is around a inch thick. Use a biscuit cutter, cookie cutter, Mason jar, water glass (yes you can only obtain a water glass in the south) to cut the biscuits out and place on a ungreased baking sheet, sil-pat, cast iron pan, just whatever you want to use to bake on (my granny used the inverted lid off a lard bucket (what? You didn't know lard came in buckets? Ha) brush off excess flour and brush the tops with buttermilk. Bake at 425 in the middle rack for 13-15 min or until the tops are brown.