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Beaten Biscuits Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dessie Caro Garland, Texas
Added: Thursday, June 8, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 qt sifted flour
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp sweet lard
1 egg
1 c sweet milk or water

Directions:
Directions:
Mix ingredients together. Pat out on floured dough board and beat until dough blisters and cracks. Pull off 2" squares of dough; roll with your hands into a ball. Flatten and stick with a fork and bake in a quick oven.

Personal Note: This recipe is from an 1856 Kentucky cookbook. It isn't the beating hard that makes the biscuits nice but beating with a regular motion. Beating hard kills the dough. Dessie

NOTE: I had never heard of these, but ran across other recipes after Dessie put this in, they really do mean beat with a stick, or maybe a mallet, or other handy objects. They did not have baking powder as we know it until about 1880. What they used didn't taste good, so someone came up with this technique to get air into the dough and make lighter biscuits. The rythmic beating and folding can take 20-30 minutes. Mary Bilan

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
about 24
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
15 minutes

 

 

 

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