Butter Biscuits featured in MPT, S1E3

Maria sipping tea at a tea plantation. She already ate the biscuit!

I love having these biscuits with tea, they are just the perfect crunchy treat! Growing up, our cookie jar at home held these, not chocolate chips or oreos!

Ingredients: 
7 ½ cups of all-purpose flour, plus a bit more to dust the kneading surface
1½ cups of sugar
3 ½ cups of butter, softened
7 tablespoons of lard, melted
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
4 eggs, at room temperature
1¾ cups of milk, warm

This number of biscuits you make will depend on how big you make them!

Directions:

Preheat oven at 350 F, and lightly grease or line your baking trays with parchment paper.

Put the flour in a large bowl and create a well in the center by pushing up the flour to the sides of the bowl The old fashion way would be to add everything into the center of the well and mix everything together by hand if you want to give that a try, or…

…when I make them I like whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt together in a very large bowl… then make a well at the bottom of the bowl.

In a separate bowl I like to cream together the warm milk, sugar, butter, eggs and lard… then I add the creamed mixture into the center of the flour bowl and mix everything together until it gets too hard to mix with a spoon. At this point you can begin to knead by hand. Take the dough out of the bowl and place on floured surface and continue to knead until you can form the dough into a large ball.

Now you can start to break off small pieces of dough and roll them out into wreath shapes with the ends crisscrossing each other.

Place on baking trays and bake until golden in color. Depending on your oven it should take about 20 minutes.