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Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

User Rating 5 Star Rating (5 Reviews)


Buttermilk biscuits
Photo and Recipe by Diana Rattray
Basic buttermilk biscuits are made simply, with shortening and buttermilk.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 5 tablespoons chilled vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk


Preheat oven to 425F. In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Cut shortening into the flour mixture with a pastry blender until the mixture forms coarse crumbs.

Add buttermilk, tossing with a fork, until dough holds together.

Turn dough onto a floured surface and form into a disk. Knead lightly just a few times until smooth.

Pat dough to a 3/4-inch thickness. Using a biscuit cutter or glass dipped in flour, cut out biscuits. Place biscuits about 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Gather the trimmings and repeat forming and cutting.

Bake about 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
Makes 12.

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 5 out of 5
, Member bellaspoppy

I MADE this 4 my wife,,man,,i'm impress,,so easy to do....and i'm gonna save a ton of doe.{money}hahaha}on my breakfast bill by making my own..

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