Praise the Lard & Pass the Biscuits!

Did you know today is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day? There are many ways to make biscuits in this world. Which fat to use, lard, butter, shortening? Buttermilk or cream?

I am a fan of buttermilk and using frozen butter, but have used lard when testing recipes for work. Those were great biscuits, but it’s unlikely I will have any lard on hand to make them again. I did, however, learn to add just a pinch of sugar to the dough.

Here is a great recipe for Skillet Buttermilk Biscuits. The cast iron skillet makes for a wonderful golden biscuit bottom. Try adding a pinch of sugar for slightly sweet edges. Link to recipe here

What’s that you say? National Buttermilk Biscuit day was yesterday? How ’bout you mind your own biscuits.

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