Maryland Beaten Biscuits

Oxmoor House
about 3 dozen


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7 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4 cup lard
2 1/2 cups ice water


Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt; stir well. Cut in lard with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle ice water evenly over flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Beat with a rolling pin or mallet for 30 minutes or until blisters appear, folding dough over frequently.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; flatten and prick with the tines of a fork. Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 500° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Created date

February 2010