Homemade Biscuits and More Using Lard

Make delicious homemade biscuits, homemade tortillas, homemade noodles, and more with the old-fashioned ingredient lard.

Homemade biscuits

Tray of home-baked scones, straight from the oven.

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Whether you’re dreaming of a delicious breakfast, lunch, or supper — or even an afternoon snack — we have just the thing. Easy to prepare, and oh-so-good fresh from the oven, biscuits go great with butter and jelly, honey, or topped with country gravy. When your stomach starts rumbling midday, satisfy your hunger with a flour tortilla topped with ham and cheese, or head south of the border with Mexican toppings. For supper, mix up a batch of dumplings or noodles to go along with soup or broth; your family will love it.

Grit put together an exciting cookbook that features an old-fashioned key ingredient: lard. All of the recipes in this article are from Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking With Your Grandmother’s Secret Ingredient.

In addition to the basics — lard, flour, and some sort of leavening agent — biscuits can be prepared with a variety of ingredients, such as herbs, cheeses, yogurt, buttermilk, or sour milk. No matter what ingredients your recipe calls for, using lard as the shortening will ensure a rich, flaky biscuit.

If you’ve never had homemade tortillas, you don’t know what you’re missing. Made with five simple ingredients, tortillas are a versatile base for any meal. Use them for wraps, burritos, soft tacos, or tostadas. The options are endless.

Do you remember the dumplings and noodles from your childhood? Now you can treat your family to homemade recipes like those that Mom and Grandma made. Dumplings made with biscuit mix and noodles purchased in the freezer section of the grocery store just can’t compare to those made from scratch.

We hope you enjoy these wonderful recipes we’ve collected through the years from our loyal readers.

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