Fried Biscuits

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By Elisabeth Lambert Ortiz

Published 1973

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  • ½ lb. plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon


Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together into a bowl. Rub in the lard until the mixture is crumbly. Add the water and stir to make a soft dough. Knead lightly on a floured board, adding a little more flour if necessary. Pinch off pieces of dough (about 2 tablespoons each) and roll into balls. Flatten into circles about ½-inch thick. Fry in a little hot oil in a large, heavy frying