Created by ellie on April 28, 2015
Step 1: Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
Step 2: Put dry ingredients in mixing bowl (flour - salt) and whisk to blend. Add the lard working it in quickly, coat it in the flour and rub between your fingers until approximately half the lard in finely blended and the other half remains in large pieces (1/2 inch pieces). Pour in the buttermilk and stir quickly to blend and dough begins to mass together.
Step 3: Turn dough out onto a floured board and with floured hands knead dough for 8-10 times until it becomes cohesive and then using a floured rolling pin roll it out to a uniform thickness of 1/2 inch. With a fork dipped in flour, pierce dough completely at 1/2 inch intervals.
Step 4: Flour a 2 1/2 - 3 inch biscuit cutter (we use a coffee cup)and cut out rounds. Transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet.
Step 5: Put the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or when biscuits are golden brown.
Step 6: Remove from oven and brush the tops with melted butter.