fast rising yeast
milk, room temperature
59.14 ml lard or 59.14 ml
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.