Thursday, October 11, 2012

SOUTHERN BEATEN BISCUITS

This is another old recipe I found in my late mother's box of recipe clippings.  This appears to have been from her local newspaper.  I am posting it because I love the way it is written!  The recipe was submitted by Mrs. Campbell.

1 quart flour, heaping
1 teacup* lard
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 cup cold water

Mix lard and flour as for pastry.  Add baking powder and mix thoroughly.  Dissolve sugar and salt in water and add, mixing the dough with a spoon.
Knead 15 or 20 minutes, or until it blisters.  Bake in moderate oven for 35 minutes, in greased pan.  Cut into squares to serve.

*A teacup measures about 3/4 of a standard measuring cup.

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