- 2 c self-rising flour (Martha White or White Lily for best results)
- 1/4 c lard or shortening (about egg-sized and very cold)
- 1 c very cold buttermilk (may need to adjust amount)
- 3 Tbsp melted shortening or butter
1Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Heavily grease a large cast-iron skillet or biscuit pan and set aside. (I prefer the cast iron skillet).
2Put the flour into a large bowl and add lard/shortening.
3Cut into flour using the usual pastry method.
4Add buttermilk and mix with fork or hands.
5Mix into a light dough.
6Turn dough onto a floured board and knead a couple of times.
7Pat dough to flatten to about 1/2 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter, cut dough into biscuits.
8Place cut biscuits in the prepared pan.
9Pour melted shortening/butter over each biscuit.
10Bake for about 13 to 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan and place into a covered container and allow to steam for about 5 minutes. You may also brush melted butter over top prior to steaming (if desired).
11Serve hot with butter, apple butter, jellies, jams, honey, or anything else that you like.