Chickahominy House Square Biscuits
Source: Chickahominy House, Williamsburg, Virginia
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 level teaspoons baking powder
1/2 level teaspoon baking soda
4 level tablespoons lard*
1 cup buttermilk
* Lard is the shortening used for these biscuits. If using another shortening, increase amount to 5-6 tablespoons.
Into a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. With a knife or pastry blender, cut in lard until mixture is the consistency of cornmeal. Handling as little as possible, mix in buttermilk.
On a floured board, roll or pat out with hands until 1/2-inch thick. Cut into 3-inch squares. Arrange in pan and bake in 425 degree F oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Serve hot from oven.
Nutrients per biscuit: 117 calories, 4.7g fat (36% total calories), 4.75mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium