Monday, September 28, 2009


This is another old Southern Indiana recipe.

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 cup lard (or shortening)
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 tsp baking soda

Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder together into a large bowl. Work the lard into the flour mixture using your fingers. Mix the baking soda into the buttermilk and add to the flour mixture; blend lightly. Knead and roll out to 1/2-inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Using a biscuit cutter or the lip of a glass cut the dough. Bake on a greased baking pan (or even better, a cast iron skillet).

NOTE: Do not over knead the dough. The less you knead, the better the biscuits.

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