Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits

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Nathaniel Lutz

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Very good buttermilk biscuits!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Southerners know their biscuits and we loved these. These homemade buttermilk biscuits are the easiest we've ever made. They are very light and fluffy, almost air-like. As they're baking, the smell is amazing. A big smear of butter and these are melt in your mouth good. Top with your favorite jam. Sausage gravy wouldn't be too bad either.

Note: This is definitely more of a savory biscuit. We liked how the biscuits contrast with the sweet jam. If you're concerned about the salt in this recipe, it can be cut back to 1 teaspoon. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 9 votes

Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
35 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 1/3 c
    shortening (the buttermilk makes them very moist)

How to Make Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix in dry ingredients.
  2. Cut in shortening.
  3. Add buttermilk a little at a time stirring as you go. Stir until it clings together.
  4. Knead gently 25 to 30 times.
  5. Roll out to a 1/2 inch.
  6. Cut biscuits to desired size. (I sometimes make them very large using my Blue Metal Coffee Cup for camping as my cutter.)
  7. Place on an ungreased sheet.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes at 450 degrees until brown.
  9. These are best used within a few days. Keep refrigerated. Makes nice breakfast sandwiches with fried bacon/sausage, eggs, and cheese!

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