Saturday, January 16, 2010

Virginia Biscuits

virginia biscuits

2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
½ cup butter
½ cup crisco
1/8 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
½ cup milk
1 large egg


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

In large bowl sift flour, sugar and salt. Add baking powder.  Cut in butter and Crisco.

Mix milk and egg. The total volume for both should yield ¾ cup, adjust if needed. Form well, add liquid mixture. Fold together. Do not over mix!

Turn out onto floured surface and knead. Let rest in refrigerator for 10 min.

While resting, lightly grease Dutch oven with Crisco.

Press out to 1 ½ inch, cut into biscuits.  Place one finger width apart in pan.  Cook for 10-15 mins.

Serve warm.

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