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


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

How to Make Biscuits From Scratch


  • 1Preheat 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.
  • 2Pinch 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.
  • 3Note: 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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