This is not a tried and true recipe…it’s one I made from combining several recipes together, and it turned out quite delicious, if maybe a little flatter than I would like? I don’t have a real biscuit cutter so I couldn’t make it as thick to cut out as I would have liked to do (the cup I use just isn’t sharp enough).
I typically make biscuits and scones in my food processor (it’s a Cuisinart 14 C. and I use it all the time). The blade just cuts the fats in so well. I don’t typically chill my fat (unless it’s butter and I just grab a stick out of the fridge) and I’ve never had any issues with having tough biscuits, I think simply because the cut-in is so efficient in the food processor.
So…add 1/2 C butter, 1/2 C lard, 4 C all-purpose flour, 1 t. salt, 4 t. baking powder to the bowl of a food processor. Or you can cut in by hand with a pastry blender. I usually go until it looks like corn meal (so really well cut in).
Add 2 C. buttermilk and pulse until just together. Turn out onto a floured cutting board and knead just until together. Cut biscuits and place on oiled cookie sheet or Silpat. Top with melted butter.
Bake at 425 for about 15 minutes or until browned on top.
Serve with butter or even better…sausage gravy!
- Lard and butter biscuits2016-06-14 13:18:28Delicious biscuits made with a mix of lard and butterWrite a reviewPrep Time15 minCook Time15 minTotal Time30 minPrep Time15 minCook Time15 minTotal Time30 min3963 calories417 g234 g220 g72 g87 g1226 g4159 g27 g0 g121 gNutrition FactsServing Size1226gAmount Per ServingCalories 3963Calories from Fat 1979% Daily Value *Total Fat 220g338%Saturated Fat 87g436%Trans Fat 0gPolyunsaturated Fat 25gMonounsaturated Fat 96gCholesterol 234mg78%Sodium 4159mg173%Total Carbohydrates 417g139%Dietary Fiber 14g56%Sugars 27gProtein 72gVitamin A6%Vitamin C12%Calcium164%Iron43%* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.Ingredients
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup lard
- 2 cups buttermilk
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- Cut butter and lard into flour along with baking powder and salt. Add buttermilk and combine until just mixed. Cut and bake at 425 for approximately 15 minutes.