Biscuits – Food Processor Southern Angel

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Tbsp warm water
  • 1 pkg (2.25 tsp) quick acting yeast
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice or vinegar
  • 5 cups bread or general purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup lard
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Salted Butter to brush on top

Need to try with 1/4 cup sugar

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Place the warm water (105 – 110 degrees), yeast, and sugar in a bowl and let it sit for 5 – 10 minutes until it starts to foam.
  2. Stir the lemon juice into the milk in a separate bowl and let it set.  (homemade buttermilk)
  3. Combine the rest of the dry ingredients in another bowl.  Whisk together.
  4. Place half the dry ingredients in the food processor with the dough blade attachment.
  5. Add the shortening and pulse until the shortening makes rice-sized pebbles.
  6. Pulse in the remaining flour.
  7. Pulse in the wet ingredients.  Stop when the dough starts to form a ball.
  8. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for up to 5 days.
  9. Remove chilled batter and fold and roll it out to 1/2″ thick 5 times.
  10. Roll it out and cut biscuits.
  11. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  12. Cook touching in a dutch oven, cast iron skillet or oven safe skillet.
  13. After 5 minutes, brush with salted butter.
  14. Bake another 12 – 15 minutes until brown.
  15. Brush with butter.
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