Old Southern Beaten Biscuits
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Cream of tartar||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
|Lard||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Ice water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
In a small mixing bowl thoroughly stir together the all-purpose flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cream of tartar.
Cut in the lard till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Make a well in center of dry mixture.
Add 3/4 cup of the ice water all at once; stir well.
Stir in enough additional ice water to make a stiff dough.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
Beat vigorously with the flat side of a wooden or metal mallet for 15 minutes, turning and folding the dough constantly.
Roll or pat the dough to 14-inch thickness.
Cut the dough with floured 2-inch biscuit cutter; dip the cutter in flour between cuts to prevent sticking.
Place the biscuits on ungreased baking sheet.
Prick the tops of each biscuit 3 times with a fork.
Bake at 400° till crisp and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 1502 Calories from Fat 590
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 66 g101.3%
Saturated Fat 28.2 g140.9%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 80.9 mg27%
Sodium 1081.8 mg45.1%
Total Carbohydrates 196 g65.5%
Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27%
Sugars 5.7 g
Protein 26 g51.9%
Vitamin A 7.5% Vitamin C
Calcium 14.1% Iron 65.4%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet