Maryland Beaten Biscuits

A tasty biscuit recipe that's part cooking and part workout
Maryland Beaten Biscuits

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A Maryland staple with an extra Maryland twist.

This recipe is modified from a version courtesy of Oxmoor House via MyRecipes.com.

36
Servings
187
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 7 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 3/4 Cups lard
  • 2 1/2 Cups ice water

Directions

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt; stir well.

Cut in lard with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.

Sprinkle ice water evenly over flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Beat with a rolling pin or mallet for 30 minutes or until blisters appear, folding dough over frequently.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; flatten and prick with the tines of a fork.

Place biscuits on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 500° for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
2g
3%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
5g
11%
Vitamin A, RAE
3µg
0%
Calcium, Ca
39mg
4%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
77µg
19%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
71mg
10%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
44mg
3%
Water
14g
1%

Biscuit Shopping Tip

Southern food is a mixture of Native American, Creole, and European influences. Staples of this comfort food include corn (in all its forms), honey, chicken, pork, and seafood, all easily found at any neighborhood grocery store.

Biscuit Cooking Tip

Comfort foods tend to be on the heavier side, so try serving greens as a side dish.