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Hors d'Oeuvre Biscuits

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  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), cut into small pieces (1/2 Stick)
  Lard 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Half and half/Milk 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs) (Use More, If Needed)
  Melted butter 1 Tablespoon

Preheat oven to 450°F.
Grease large baking sheet.
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into large bowl.
Cut in butter and lard until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Make well in center.
Pour in 2/3 cup half and half, then gradually incorporate flour mixture using fork or flexible rubber spatula.
Sprinkle additional drops of half and half over any unmoistened flour.
Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface.
Knead 10 times.
Roll out into rectangle 1/4 inch thick.
Cut out biscuits using 1 1/2- or 2-inch floured fluted biscuit cutter.
Arrange closely on prepared baking sheet.
Gently gather scraps together and repeat rolling and cutting.
Brush biscuits with melted butter.
Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1908 Calories from Fat 962

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 109 g167.4%

Saturated Fat 60.3 g301.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 241.4 mg80.5%

Sodium 2034.5 mg84.8%

Total Carbohydrates 201 g66.9%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.1%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 31 g62.4%

Vitamin A 47% Vitamin C 2.4%

Calcium 114.5% Iron 73%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Hors D'Oeuvre Biscuits Recipe