On a recent trip to Charleston SC, my sister and her friend had wonderful biscuits at Poogan's Porch. She wanted me to try the recipe and tell her what I thought, so tonight I finally got around to making the recipe:
Poogan's Porch Biscuits (source: internet)
5 cups self-rising flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 TB baking powder
1/4 lb. shortening
2 cups buttermilk
Mix flour, sugar, and baking powder. (I sifted these ingredients into a bowl.)
Cut in shortening with hands. (I used a pastry cutter - because my hands are warm from a week of 100 temps here in NC!)
Add buttermilk and mix well until all is incorporated. Pat out to 3/4-inch thick. Cut biscuits and place 1/2-inch apart on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. (Now here is where I begin to have my doubts. I always bake my biscuits at 450 for 10-12 minutes and they rise up nice and light.)
NOTE: I halved the recipe!
You be the judge:
I baked these another 3 minutes at 450 and they began to brown just a little. I would never serve such anemic looking biscuits, no matter how good they taste. Makes you wonder if the recipe was meant to be deliberately misleading.
These taste really good, very light and flaky. They were completely done at 350 for 15 minutes, but the pic is how they looked after that baking time at that temp. I might make them again, but bake at a higher temp.
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