1/5 Photos of Cathead Biscuits
Don't worry, there aren't any actual cat's heads involved. The origins of the name are lost to time, but the conventional wisdom seems to be that they're called that because they're about the size of a cat's head. An old Appalachian favorite. Less fuss than rolled and cut biscuits. White Lily flour is preferred.
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- 1Mix dry ingredients and sift into mixing bowl, then cut in lard or crisco until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
- 2Stir in buttermilk until it is incorporated with the flour mixture. The dough will be kind of wet and very sticky.
- 3Flour your hands and turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough in the flour just enough to make it handleable - you don't want it to stick to your hands too much, but don't work in too much extra flour either or the biscuits will be heavy and taste of raw flour.
- 4For each biscuit, pinch off a piece of dough about the size of a large egg or a small lemon and pat out in the ungreased pan with your hands. You don't want it to be really flat, just pat it down a bit so it's relatively biscuit-shaped and about 1 inch high.
- 5Bake at 475 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes until the tops are golden brown. Keep your eye on them while they're in the oven so they don't burn.
- 6Brush tops of biscuits with melted butter, if desired.
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Nutritional Facts for Cathead Biscuits
Serving Size: 1 (79 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 211.5
- Calories from Fat 77
- Total Fat 8.6 g
- Saturated Fat 2.2 g
- Cholesterol 1.2 mg
- Sodium 466.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 28.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.9 g
- Sugars 1.5 g
- Protein 4.6 g