Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 10 mins
In Nashville, Indiana, this restaurant was THE place to eat - delicious home-style meals and these biscuits. We'd carry home brown paper bags full of these and a couple jars of sweet cinnamony apple butter. I know, these are not "good for you", but what real treat is? Prep time includes rise time.
- 1 tablespoon fast rising yeast
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 2 cups milk, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄4 cup lard or 1⁄4 cup shortening
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 4 1⁄2 cups flour, as needed
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water.
- Stir in other ingredients, and enough flour to form a soft dough.
- Knead lightly for 5 or 6 minutes then form into a ball.
- Let dough rise till doubled, 40 - 60 minutes.
- Punch down dough and turn out onto a lightly floured surface.
- Roll out to 1/2" thickness and cut with 1 1/2" biscuit cutter.
- Let biscuits rise for 15 - 20 minutes while frying oil/fat heats.
- Heat frying oil/fat to just over 350 degrees F.
- If fat is too hot, the biscuits will be soggy in the center.
- Drop biscuit into the hot fat, a few at a time.
- Fry for 1 or 2 minutes till golden on the bottom.
- Flip each biscuit over (if it doesn't flip by itself!) and fry until golden brown.
- Drain on absorbent paper.
- Cut a biscuit open to check for doneness, and adjust frying time if needed.
- Serve warm with lots of apple butter, to be authentic.
- These freeze well - just reheat wrapped in foil in a warm oven.
I make these frequently and freeze leftovers. They warm beautifully in the oven and taste fresh. We always serve these with homemade crock pot apple butter....just like the Nashville House restaurant...a childhood favorite!
This is a terrific recipe. I actually fried half and baked half and both were good, except of course, the fried ones were over the top good. I put honey butter on both the fried and baked and both were enjoyed by all. I love the slight yeasty quality of the biscuits.