Ranch biscuits with ham

Yield: 3 Dozen

Measure Ingredient
1 \N (1/4 oz.) envelope active dry yeast
½ cup Warm water (105øto 115ø)
2 cups Buttermilk
5½ cup All-purpose flour
1½ tablespoon Baking powder
½ teaspoon Baking soda
1½ teaspoon Salt
¼ cup Sugar
¾ cup Shortening
½ pounds Shaved cooked country ham

Combine yeast and ½ cup warm water in a 4 cup liquid measuring cup; let mixture stand 5 minutes. Stir in buttermilk.

Combine all-purpose flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; cut shortening into flour mixture with a fork or pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add buttermilk mixture, stirring with a fork just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface, and knead 4 to 5 times.

Roll dough to ½ inch thickness; cut with a 2 inch biscuit cutter, and place on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover and let rise in a warm place (85øF), free from drafts, 1 hour.

Bake at 425ø for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Stuff each biscuit with shaved country ham. Yield: 3 dozen Typed in MMFormat by cjhartlin@... Source: Southern Living Summertime Magazine Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #14 by cjhartlin@... on Jun 29, 1999

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