Karl Worley's Family Reserve Biscuits

Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
20 min
Total Time:
25 min
Yield:
6 biscuits

Ingredients

FOR BISCUITS

  • 2 cups White Lily® All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, very cold
  • 2 tablespoons lard or bacon fat, very cold
  • 1 cup full-fat buttermilk
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream

FOR SHAPING

  • 1½ cups White Lily® All-Purpose Flour
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Butter the bottom and sides of a 10-inch cast iron skillet.
  3. Mix together dry ingredients.
  4. Grate the cold butter and lard into the dry ingredients and toss to distribute.
  5. Pour buttermilk and cream into dry ingredients and mix until just barely combined. It should resemble cottage cheese.
  6. Use a 4-ounce scoop or spoon to place one dollop of dough into a bowl with the remaining flour.
  7. Place into the skillet very close together.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown and set.
  9. Pour melted butter over biscuits as soon as they are out of the oven.

Nutrition

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Baking Tip

To use your stand mixer's dough hook, first mix dough ingredients using a flat paddle or regular beaters. Then knead with dough hook on medium speed for 3-5 minutes.

Baking Tip

Chill pastry, covered, for up to 12 hours. This makes it easier to handle and keeps it from shrinking during baking.