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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Fried Biscuts

This recipe comes from a Time Life cookbook from 1971

Fried Biscuits

1 c flour

2 teaspoons double acting baking powder

1/4 t salt

2 tablespoons butter, cut up

6 tablespoons milk

chicken fat, or vegetable oil

Mix first 3 and sift into bowl. Add butter bits and with your fingers, rub the flour and fat together until they resemble flakes of coarse meal. Pour in the milk and toss with fingers

Gather dough into ball and place on lightly floured surface. Roll the dough 1/4 inch thick Use biscuit cutter or rim of a glass to cut the dough into rounds. Collect the scraps in ball roll them out again and cut as many as you can

Melt lard or pour oil into a skillet to 1 inch depth Heat the fat til hot not smoking Fry biscuits for 5 minutes turn them with a slotted spatula til they are browned on both sides Drain on paper towel

Serve Served traditionally with Maryland fried chicken and masked with gravy

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  1. love the old recipe. I just love old cookbooks.

    Thanks for sharing and thanks for commenting on my site today. It's nice to check out a "new" blog. :)

  2. It's so nice to have homemade biscuits. My mother-in-law used to make them for us. I need to pick up the tradition! Thanks for participating. :-)

  3. "Heat the fat til hot not smoking " ROFL!! Am I the only one amused that was in a cookbook?? ;-) Maybe I find it extra funny because every single time we fry anything the smoke alarm goes off and ADT calls (in our defense, the alarm is *very* sensitive). I'll have to try these, not sure I've had a fried biscuit, even being in the south ;-)


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