Recipe: Poogan's Porch Buttermilk Biscuits

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This recipe is a cut-down version of what's served at Poogan's Porch, one of Charleston, S.C.'s oldest restaurants. Don't overmix, or the biscuits will be as light as hockey pucks.

  • 5 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1/4 pound shortening
  • 2 cups buttermilk

Combine first 3 ingredients and mix well. Add shortening and mix with hands until shortening is broken up into quarter-sized pieces. Add buttermilk and mix until all is incorporated.

Roll out to 3/4-inch thickness and cut with biscuit cutter. Place on parchment-covered sheet pans 1/2-inch apart. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 10 to 15 minutes.

Makes about 3 dozen biscuits.

-- Poogan's Porch


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