Nona's Buttermilk Biscuits

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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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
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

How to Make Nona's Buttermilk Biscuits

Step-by-Step

  • 1Whisk together dry ingredients in large bowl. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • 2Using a pastry blender, cut shortening into dry ingredients until mixture forms course crumbs.
  • 3Gradually 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.
  • 4On 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.
  • 5Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Remove from pan and let cool slightly; serve warm.

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About Nona's Buttermilk Biscuits

Course/Dish: Biscuits