- 2 cups all-purpose flour, stirred before measuring*
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup lard or vegetable shortening, chilled
- 2 tablespoons butter, chilled
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda, and salt. Cut in chilled shortening and butter until you have pieces the size of small peas. Make a well in center of dry ingredients; pour in buttermilk. With a wooden spoon, gently blend dry ingredients into the buttermilk, just until mixture is clumping together. If necessary, add a few more teaspoons of buttermilk.
Transfer dough to a lightly floured board. Pat out in a circle about 8 inches in diameter and 1/2-inch thick. Using a 2 1/2 to 3-inch biscuit cutter, cut out and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake on center oven rack for about 10 to 12 minutes, until tops are browned.
Makes 10 to 12 biscuits, depending on size of cutter.
*For the lightest biscuits, use a Southern white all-purpose flour if available.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
These delicious biscuits are made moist and delicious with mashed cooked sweet potatoes and a few complimentary spices. These are good with a ham dinner, or serve for breakfast with apple jelly or your favorite preserves. If you use canned sweet potato, rinse any excess syrup off before mashing.
Bacon Chive Biscuits
In this biscuit recipe, bits of bacon and snippped chives are added to the dough, making a great biscuit for breakfast, brunch, or special holiday meals. Or, use the biscuits to make sliders or small sandwiches.
This recipe for biscuits is quick and easy, because the heavy cream provides the fat. Top these basic biscuits with your favorite jelly or preserves, or split them and serve with sausage gravy or ham slices.
These quick and easy biscuits are made with baking mix, Cheddar cheese, and a butter and garlic mixture for brushing the tops.