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Recipe by
Lois Adams
Wylie, TX

I have used this recipe since the early 50s and it has never failed me. My family loves them with butter and jelly or gravy.

yield 5
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For biscuits

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1&1/2 c

How To Make biscuits

  • 1
    Preheat over to 350 degrees
  • 2
    sift together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda
  • 3
    Cut in shortening with a shortening cutter or 2 knives
  • 4
    Incorporate the buttermilk all at once and stir just till moisten.
  • 5
    Pour dough out on a floured board or wax paper and knead 2 or 3 times. Don't over knead or will be tough.
  • 6
    Pat dough to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut dough with a cookie cutter into 10 biscuits. The last amount of dough, you can roll into biscuits with your hands.
  • 7
    Place biscuits on pan and bake in preheated oven set at 350 degrees for about 12 to 15 minutes.
  • 8
    NOTE: You may add 1 tablespoon of sugar to the dry ingredients when you sift dry ingredients together. If you don't have a cookie cutter, you may roll dough in your floured hands to make biscuits.