Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Frugal Kitchen: Easy Southern Biscuits

This morning I had a taste for biscuits.  This is an easy quick recipe and so good.


INGREDIENTS

4 cups white self rising flour
or
4 cups white flour with 6 tsp. baking powder and 2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup lard or Crisco

1 1/2 cups buttermilk
or
1 1/2 cups milk with 1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice


Sift flour into a large mixing bowl.  Push flour to the side to make a well in the center.


Add shortening to the well.


Then add one cup of the milk to the well.


Squish the shortening and the milk together with your fingers.


Until the shortening is broken into pea sized pieces.


Slowly start adding the flour from the sides into the milk mixture; adding the reserved milk if needed.  The dough should be soft and sticky, but not wet.  Pinch off a golf ball size piece of dough, roll in some flour and form into a ball.


Pat into a flattened biscuit shape.


Place in a greased pan or cast iron skillet.


Bake in a 500 degree fahrenheit oven for 8 minutes.  At that point check at 2 minute intervals until biscuits are golden on top.  I made mine large, so I had to bake them for a longer time.  Remove the pan from the oven carefully (the pan will be super hot).  Brush the tops with melted butter.



Allow to cool slightly.


Serve with the toppings of your choice.


Yum!  Enjoy!

God bless,
Pam

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