Toaster Oven Biscuits :: Savory Biscuits
This is an easy method as opposed to the old Southern method of beating and beating and beating for a long period of time.
2 C. unbleached white flour
1 tea. salt
4 Tbsp. lard or vegetable shortening, chilled
4 Tbsp. butter, chilled
1/4 C. milk
1/4 C. ice water
Mix flour with salt, Cut lard and butter into sm. pieces and work into flour, as if making pastry. Mix milk and ice water together. Pour mixture into flour mixture and beat until mixture forms a ball. Continue to "beat" the dough 2 min. in a food processor or 5 min. with a mixer.
Roll out dough 1/8-in. thick on a lightly floured surface and cut out circles with a 1 1/2 in. biscuit cutter or the lip of a sm. glass. Place the rounds on unprepared cookie sheets, prick on top with fork tines, and bake at 350 degrees F until they just begin to brown on the edges — 15 to 20 min.
Makes approximately 36 biscuits.