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Chickahominy House Square Biscuits



  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 level teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 level teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 4 level tablespoons lard *
  • 1 cup buttermilk

* Lard is the shortening used for these biscuits. If using another shortening, increase amount to 5-6 tablespoons.


  1. Into a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. With a knife or pastry blender, cut in lard until mixture is the consistency of cornmeal.
  3. Handling as little as possible, mix in buttermilk.
  4. On a floured board, roll or pat out with hands until 1/2-inch thick. Cut into 3-inch squares.
  5. Arrange in pan and bake in 425 degree F oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  6. Serve hot from oven.

Makes 12.

Nutrients per biscuit: 117 calories, 4.7g fat (36% total calories), 4.75mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium

Source: Chickahominy House, Williamsburg, Virginia

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