Makes: 12 large biscuits
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
6 ¾ cups all purpose flour
4 ½ teaspoons baking powder
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
8 oz butter stick cut into small cubes
2 oz lard stick cut into small cubes
Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add butter and lard with the flour mixture into a food processor and process until the butter and lard is the size of peas (you will need to split this into 3rds to accommodate the size of your food processor).
Pour the processed mixture into a large mixing bowl. Cut 2 ½ cups of buttermilk into the dry into the dry ingredients.
Fold the dough 4 times (layering it). Cut into 12 even square biscuits. Brush with egg- wash. Keep cold until ready to bake.
*It is very important not to add extra flour
Put into preheated 450 degree oven then turn down to 350 degrees right away for 20-25 minutes. Bake until golden brown and the center is no longer raw.