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Beaten biscuits

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Categories: Breads

Ingredients:

Directions:

SIFT THE FLOUR, SUGAR, SALT AND BAKING POWDER INTO A BOWL. USING A PASTRY BLENDER, CUT IN BUTTER AND LARD UNTIL MIXTURE RESEMBLES COARSE MEAL. ADD THE MILK AND WATER AND STIR UNTIL IT YIELDS A STIFF DOUGH. KNEAD 20 MINUTES, THEN TURN OUT ONTO FLOURED BOARD AND BEAT WITH A MALLOT OR ROLLING PIN, TURNING AND FOLDING IN HALF AS YOU BEAT, ABOUT 20 MINUTES. ROLL OUT THE DOUGH TO 1/4" THICK AND CUT ROUNDS USING A BISCUIT CUTTER. PRICK THE TOPS OF THE BISCUITS WITH THREE ROWS OF HOLES, USING THE TINES OF A FORK. ARRANGE THE BISCUITS ON A BAKING SHEET AND PLACE IN A PREHEATED 350 DEG F. OVEN. BAKE FOR 30 TO 40 MINUTES UNTIL FIRM BUT NOT BROWNED. SERVE WITH SLICED HAM OR BUTTER AND HONEY.