Nona's Buttermilk Biscuits

Megan Olson

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@MOlson

My mother has been making these light, delicious biscuits for as long as I can remember. They were always a favorite at our dinner table.


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Serves:

makes about 1 dozen

Prep:

25 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Ingredients

2 c
all purpose flour
4 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
salt
2 tsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
cream of tartar
1/2 c
shortening
2/3-3/4 c
buttermilk

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Whisk together dry ingredients in large bowl. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2
Using a pastry blender, cut shortening into dry ingredients until mixture forms course crumbs.
3
Gradually add buttermilk and incorporate with a fork until dough holds together and forms a ball. *Be careful not to over-handle or biscuits will be tough.
4
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to about 1 inch thick. Using a floured biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and place them 1 inch apart on a greased cookie sheet.
5
Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Remove from pan and let cool slightly; serve warm.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Biscuits