Being in Canada and all it is difficult to find anywhere that serves fresh buttermilk biscuits or biscuits of any kind for that matter. A problem that is easily solved by quickly and easily whipping up a batch at home!
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup Buttermilk<- click here for a DIY recipe
- 3 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
- 2 tbs cold lard
- Sift together all the dry ingredients into a medium sized bowl.
- Drop the 2 tbs of cold lard into the flour mix and with a pastry cutter, fork or your good old trusty fingers begin breaking the lard up into the flour until it is pea sized.
- Pour in the buttermilk and stir well with a wooden spoon. If your mix is too dry add more buttermilk 1 tbs at a time, if it is too wet add more flour 1 tbs at a time.
- Once it is tacky and can be handled dump the dough onto a floured workspace and knead the dough 4 to 5 times.
- Add a little more flour to your workspace and form the dough into a log and cut dough into 5 even pieces.
- Round the dough into balls and bake in your preheated oven in a small greased cast iron pan or a small greased baking dish for 8-12 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from heat and immediately brush with butter. Lots of butter, you want it pouring down the sides.
- Cover with a clean towel and allow to cool.
You can easily double this recipe if 5 biscuits aren’t enough.