Biscuits From Scratch

Bea L.


My husband loves flat and golden brown homemade biscuits. I've tried many recipes over the years and came across yet another recipe in a church cookbook that I decided to try.

The submitter said that she found this recipe in a newspaper so I thought I would make them this morning and am glad I did. My husband loved them so I'll make this recipe again.


★★★★★ 5 votes

12 but depends on size


  • 2 1/2 c
    self-rising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
  • dash(es)
    of salt
  • 4 Tbsp
    shortening (do not melt)
  • 1 c
    *buttermilk, room temperature

How to Make Biscuits From Scratch


  1. Preheat oven to 475. Mix flour, baking powder, sugar and salt together and combine well. Make a hole in center of flour mixture and add in the shortening. Gradually add in the buttermilk mixing with a fork to break up the shortening. Now start combining well with hands until dough comes together and is smooth.
  2. Pinch off and roll in hands and place (biscuits touching) on greased cooking stone (or pan). Press down with knuckles a bit. Bake at 475 for approximately 10-12 minutes or until desired browness.
  3. Note: Any solid shortening is fine to use, even the butter crisco. In these biscuits I used Lou Ana Coconut Oil, which is actually solid shortening.
    *You may have to add a little more buttermilk if needed.

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About Biscuits From Scratch

Course/Dish: Biscuits
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American

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