Wagon Train Biscuits

 

Wagon Train Biscuits

Ingredients

********************************************************************** Wagon Train Biscuits Here is a great recipe for old fashioned biscuits...and I do mean old. I found it in the 1842 diary of Alice Stephans. She stated that it had been in her family for generations. She baked them in a Dutch oven and sometimes used what we now know as a "reflector fire." I use this recipe when camping and it is GREAT! ********************************************************************** 2 cups flour 4 teaspoons sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon soda 4 teaspoons baking powder 2/3 cup (lard) shortening 2/3 cup buttermilk

Equipment

Dutch oven or cookie sheet

Instructions

Measure all dry ingredients and place into a large bowl. Cut in shortening thoroughly, until mixture looks like meal. Stir in buttermilk. If dough is not pliable, add just enough buttermilk to make the dough plyable. Roll out until dough is 3/4" thick, cut with biscuit cutter and place in dutch oven or on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. make a soft, puffy, easy-to-roll dough. Round up dough on lightly floured cloth-covered board. Knead lightly 20 to 25 times, about 1

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Comment

If on the trail, use a reflector fire if you don't have a dutch oven. You can marke these "drop" biscuits by adding more buttermilk.

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Bart Bevins

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