Harriet's Southern Biscuits
 
 
* exported from bigoven * 
 
 
recipe by :harriet fields 
serving size :6 
cuisine : 
main ingred. : 
categories :breads/rolls biscuits 
 
  amount measure ingredient, preparation method
  --------------------------------
1 cup  flour --plus
2 Tbsp  flour
1 tsp  baking powder
1/2 tsp  salt
2 Tbsp  shortening
1/2 cup  buttermilk
1 Tbsp  shortening --for frying pan
 
mix the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl. blend in the 
shortening until the mixture is coarse and grainy. harriet uses a 
fork, but i have better luck with a pastry blender. then, using a 
fork, stir in the buttermilk. do not overmix. put out on a floured 
board or marble pastry board and knead just a few times. pat out the 
dough to about 1/2-inch thick. cut with a biscuit cutter or a glass. 
(flour the cutter.) do not handle the dough too much or it will get 
tough. preheat oven to 450 degrees. use a heavy black iron frying 
pan. place the 1 tablespoon shortening in the frying pan and put the 
frying pan in the oven for about 7 minutes. remove the pan from the 
oven and place the biscuits in the pan. turn each once in the oil and 
bake the biscuits at 500 degrees for 10 minutes or until light brown. 
makes 6 to 8 biscuits. 
 
comments: harriet fields is a dear friend and a fine cook. one of 
the secrets to these little jewels is a very hot, oiled, black frying 
pan. i had never seen this prior to my instruction from harriet, but 
now i can do these quite well myself. 
 
recipe source: the frugal gourmet by jeff smith 
formatted for mastercook by joe comiskey, jpmd...@prodigy.com 
 
 
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(ID: 5442) Mirror: rec.food.recipes: Sat, Oct 30, 2004


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