The following recipe for Wyoming Trail Biscuits is from Paul V., who lives near Gillette, Wyoming.
- 3 c plain white flour
- 2 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 3 Tbsp white sugar (crystalline or powdered)
- 1 c lard (You can substitute margarine or butter-flavor Crisco.)
- 1 c buttermilk
- Put all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and mix them well.
- Cut in the lard (or substitute) with a pastry cutter until the mixture looks like meal.
- Stir in buttermilk, to form dough. If the dough is not pliable, then add just enough buttermilk to make a soft, puffy dough that is easy to roll out.
- Knead the dough on lightly-floured board for one to two minutes.
- Roll out dough to about 3/4 inch thick.
- Cut into discs with a floured biscuit cutter, or use a glass of the correct size.
- Place the dough discs on a greased baking sheet or in a pre-heated dutch oven.
- Bake in a 450-degree F. oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve ’em hot!
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