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It doesn’t matter if a Cowboy lives in the mountains or in the flats, as long as it’s warm and there is a place to lay his hat.

Cowboy Brown Biscuits Recipe


  • 3 tablespoons each flour and cornmeal, mixed, for sprinkling
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, lard, or solid
  • vegetable
  • shortening, chilled and cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups cold buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle with the flour and cornmeal.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, whole wheat pastry flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs, with no large chunks of butter. If the butter gets very soft, refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  3. Add the buttermilk, stirring just to moisten all the ingredients. The dough will be moist, then stiffen while stirring. It should be slightly shaggy, but not sticky. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and knead gently about 10 times, or just until the dough holds together smoothly.
  4. Roll or pat out the dough into a rectangle about 1 1/4 inches thick. Take care not to add too much flour, or the biscuits will be tough.
  5. Cut with a floured knife into 16 equal squares. Place on the baking sheet, no more than 1/2 inch apart. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until golden brown. Let rest a few minutes and serve hot.

 Add 1 cup dried blueberries or chopped pitted dates to the dough.

"Badass Mary Fields was one of the freest souls to ever draw a breath or a .38." 

Up until her death in 1914 at the age of 82, Old West badass "Stagecoach" Mary Fields had a standing bet at her local saloon: Five bucks and a glass of whiskey said she could knock out any cowboy in Cascade, Montana with a single punch.

After the third or fourth dumb asshole tried to take her up on it, nobody ever had the balls to do it again.

These are the sort of stagecoach folk badass Mary Fields rolled with.