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Eastern North Carolina Biscuits
Appetizers & Small Plates
Date: June 11, 2017
Ingredients:
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour 

  • ½ cup lard
  • 4 teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅔ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk or buttermilk
Preparation Steps:
  1. Heat oven to 450°F.
  2. Sift dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  3. With a pastry blender, cut in cold shortening until it is coarse with a few lumps.
  4. Stir in buttermilk with a spatula until a loose ball forms, being careful not to over-mix.
  5. Quickly turn dough onto a floured board and knead 4-6 turns.
  6. Pat into a circle, 1½” thick, and cut with a well-floured 2½” round sharp cutter.
  7. Place biscuits close, but not touching, on a parchment lined sheet pan.
  8. Bake for 12-14 minutes, turning halfway through baking.
  9. Brush with soft butter and serve immediately.

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