Buttermilk Biscuits

Makes approximately 30 INGREDIENTS 2¼ cups sifted cake flour, or 2 cups sifted all purpose flour, plus more for your work surface and hands 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 4 teaspoons cold unsalted butter, cut into several pieces 2 tablespoons cold lard or vegetable shortening, cut into […]

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Buttermilk Pie

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons flour 1 cup sugar 2 cups buttermilk ¼ cup butter, melted and slightly cooled 3 eggs, separated DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 325°F. Mix flour and sugar together. In a separate bowl, beat yolks until light, and then add to sugar mixture. Add to buttermilk, along with melted butter (slightly cooled […]

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Cornbread

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons bacon fat, lard, or butter 2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk 2½ cups fine cornmeal 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon baking powder DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F. Melt fat in large cast-iron skillet; cool slightly. Beat eggs until light. Add buttermilk and cooled fat, leaving a little […]

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Cucumber and Onion Salad

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 long regular or English cucumbers 2 Vidalia or other sweet onions 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar A pinch of fresh black pepper or crushed red pepper ¼ cup chopped mixed fresh herbs, such as parsley, chives, mint, basil, or tarragon DIRECTIONS Slice the cucumbers and onions as thin […]

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Pan-Seared Trout

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 4 6-8 ounce rainbow trout fillets (skin on), or two whole cleaned trout* Salt and pepper All purpose flour, for dredging Vegetable oil or butter for searing 1 onion, sliced 1 lemon, sliced Fresh parsley and thyme sprigs ¼ cup white wine 2 tablespoons butter DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. Season the […]

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Southern-Style Collard Greens

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS Smoked ham hock (optional) 2 bunches fresh young collards, washed free of any grit 1 onion, chopped medium 1 tablespoon bacon grease or vegetable oil ¼ cup apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 red chili pepper, or ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper ½ cup water, plus more as […]

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