Southern Buttermilk Biscuits


  • 3 c self rising flour
  • 1/2 c lard
  • pinch sugar
  • 3/4 c buttermilk, possibly more
  • 2 Tbsp melted butter


1. Cut lard into flour using a pastry blender or two forks, and add the pinch of sugar. Add enough buttermilk to make a soft dough and knead until smooth (do not over knead as this will lend a tough biscuit).
2. With floured hands pinch off a bit of the dough and roll into a ball, lightly flatten in a greased iron skillet or pan. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. Brush with melted butter when removed from the oven.

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