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Old 09-10-2003, 06:55 AM
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Default Old Fashion Biscuits

Hi Linda;

This Biscuits are part of our "sweet bread" "pan de dulce" in Mexico, since
my Mamy was a kid, Biscuits are found in any backery in Mexico, and even
there is a house "Bisquets Obregon", that now has a lot of branches all over
Mexico city and some other states.

If they came from another country, they have been adopted to our Mexican
kitchen long ago.

If this group as far as I understand is to discuss and share Mexican food

I had problems with this recipe long ago and I asked in this very same group
about the recipe and Shelora, Arturo and Jerry helped me to figure out my

Why you find this recipe out of place? Why you ask someone to post in
another group? just because you consider this recipe is not Mexican food?
But, what about the others reading this group?

By the way, I hope now you answer my post, since I have made some questions
to you before and you never answer.


"Linda" wrote in message
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Look Mr. A1, I'm not trying to be rude or anything, but there are several
groups that would be more appropriate for this recipe.
Try or, which are a couple. Honestly "Old
Fashion Biscuites" are somewhat out of place here.


"A1 WBarfieldsr" wrote in message
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Old Fashion Biscuits

2 cups All-Purpose flour
2 Tbls. baking powder
1/2 Tsp. salt
1/2 cup lard
2/3 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450 F.
Put 2 Tbls. lard in a skillet and get it hot; grease the sides.
Stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Cut in the lard until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Make a well in the center.
Pour the buttermilk in all at once.
Stir just until dough clings together.
Knead gently on a lightly floured surface for 10-12 strokes.
Roll or pat to 1/2-1 inch thickness.
Cut with a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter or big mouth jar, dipping the

into flour before each cut.
Transfer to the hot greased skillet, covering each biscuit with a thin
coating of melted lard.
Bake in a 450 F. oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden.
Makes: 10-12 biscuits.
Serve steaming hot with sweet butter and your favorite jam.

William Barfieldsr

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Old 09-10-2003, 01:04 PM
William Jennings
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Default Old Fashion Biscuits & Guacamole

Judging from what I've read the past few days in this NG, many only know
what they have read in cook books or learned over vacation about food in
Mexico. Knowing the foods historical vignettes and sometimes poignant
anecdotes is just as important as capturing the flavor.

The flan recipes sort of did it for me. Flan recipes to be sure, but
nothing I would serve. My conclusion.... why bother and put up with some
smart remarks from someone in Ohio who spent two weeks in Mexico eating at a

Makes you wonder how many know what a cazuela is... much less use them.

I use the Eagle Brand, Pet Evaporated milk recipe for flan with a hint of
orange flavor. I made it for a party and it went so fast
my girlfriend and her mother didn't get enough. The next week I made it for
them again in a 6"x12"x2" glass baking dish. I took off and went fishing
overnight. The next day on my return I thought about the tasty flan waiting
at home.
To my dismay there was no flan. They had eaten the entire thing...... both
have been a little s