southern buttermilk biscuits

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Janet Crow
Quinwood, WV

My Grandmother taught me how to make these Southern buttermilk biscuits way before I was even a teenager. This is the only recipe I have ever used and they are always a hit.

★★★★★ 4
serves 5
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For southern buttermilk biscuits

  • 3 c
    self rising flour
  • 1/2 c
  • pinch
  • 3/4 c
    buttermilk, possibly more
  • 2 Tbsp
    melted butter

How To Make southern buttermilk biscuits

  • 1
    Cut lard into flour using a pastry blender or two forks, and add the pinch of sugar. Add enough buttermilk to make a soft dough and knead until smooth (do not over knead as this will lend a tough biscuit).
  • 2
    With floured hands pinch off a bit of the dough and roll into a ball, lightly flatten in a greased iron skillet or pan. Bake in a preheated 425 degree oven for 15-18 minutes. Brush with melted butter when removed from the oven.

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