I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Buttermilk Biscuits

I love homemade biscuits. The taste of a fresh biscuit just out of the oven, with melted butter or honeybutter on it, amazing.

(serves 8-12)

*2 cups all-purpose flour
*1 tablespoon baking powder
*1 1/2 teaspoons salt
*1 tablespoon white sugar
*1/3 cup lard
*1 cup buttermilk

~Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
~In a large bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
~Cut in the lard until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
~Gradually stir in the buttermilk, until the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
~Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 20-25 times.
~Roll dough out to 3/4 inch thick.
~Cut biscuits with a large cutter or a glass dipped in flour.
~Repeat until all dough is used.
~Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
~Bake 15 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.

`Substitute lard for shortening.
`Substitute lard for butter.
`Substitute butter milk for whole milk.

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