Thursday, September 8, 2011

Buttermilk Biscuits

A southern home cooked meal doesn't seem complete unless it has corn muffins or biscuits.  My family loves biscuits.  

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk  
  1. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.  
  2. Add shortening and buttermilk, using a pastry blender to mix them all together.  The trick is to do it at the same time rather than shortening first.  This creates a fluffier biscuit.  
  3. Once the milk and shortening have been incorporated into the flour, scrape dough out onto a floured surface.  Do not knead.
  4. Use a rolling pin to roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness.
  5. Cut with a biscuit cutter.
  6. Place on a lightly floured baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350 for 15-20 min or until golden on top.


  1. Oh my goodness, I LOVE Biscuits. I also make mine with shortening. I am your newest follower. I look forward to reading your blog :)

  2. Thanks! I'm glad to have you here.

  3. I love biscuits, but make mine with butter instead of shortening. I never have that on hand. I'm your newest follower from the blog hop.

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  4. I love biscuits, but don't make them that often :) New follower from the blog hop till you drop, have a great weekend! You can find me at Stop by my blog when you get the chance :)