Southern Beaten Biscuits

August 22, 2022 By: Comments
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45 Minutes
20 Minutes
Beaten biscuits are a traditional Maryland favorite. There are many modern adaptations, but here you can learn how to make these from scratch!


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  1. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder until well mixed.
  2. Using a pastry blender or your hands, cut in the lard until the mixture is crumbly.
  3. Add water slowly into the dough and mix.
  4. Place the dough on a floured surface and beat with a wooden rolling pin for 30 minutes until the dough is blistered (little air pockets start to break). Every few minutes, re-fold the dough and beat it out again. Repeat over and over for the 30 minute period.
  5. Create golf ball–sized dough balls and place them on a lined baking sheet, flattening them slightly. Poke holes in the top of each biscuit with a fork.
  6. Bake in a 400-degree oven for 20 minutes.