|2½ cup||All-purpose flour|
|½ teaspoon||Baking powder|
|½ cup||Lard or vegetable shortening|
|7 tablespoons||Ice water|
Recipe by: Fannie Flagg's Original Whistle Stop Cafe Cookbook Insert steel blade in food processor bowl. Add flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt, and pulse until well blended. Add lard; process until mixture resembles coarse meal. With processor running, add 7 Tbs water in a steady stream through food chute until dough forms a ball, adding more water if necessary. Process an additional 2 mins. Preheat oven to 400°F. Roll dough on a floured surface to ¼-inch thickness.
Cut into 1½-inch rounds. Place biscuits on ungreased cookie sheet and prick top of each biscuit 3 times with a fork. Bake for 20 mins, or until lightly browned. YIELD: about 3 ½ dozen NOTES : Unless you, like the cooks in bygone days, have a 2-foot thick,
sturdy butcher block table to pound these on, the time to beat them, and the inclination to do so, you will most likely appreciate this modern method.
From: Dan Klepach
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