Special equipment: a pastry cutter and small round cutter
Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.
Sift the flour and salt together into a bowl Add the lard and cut together with a pastry cutter. Use a fork to stir in the buttermilk gently. Gently knead the dough a few times, adding more flour if you need to.
Roll out the dough and cut out biscuits with a small round cutter. Place on baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Brush with butter when you remove them from the oven.
Serve with slices of Christmas ham.
Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond