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Wyoming Trail Biscuits. Cut in the lard.

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
  1. Put all of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and mix them well.
  2. Cut in the lard (or substitute) with a pastry cutter until the mixture looks like meal.
  3. 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.
  4. Knead the dough on lightly-floured board for one to two minutes.
  5. Roll out dough to about 3/4 inch thick.
  6. Cut into discs with a floured biscuit cutter, or use a glass of the correct size.
  7. Place the dough discs on a greased baking sheet or in a pre-heated dutch oven.
  8. Bake in a 450-degree F. oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.

Serve ’em hot!

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