- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup cold shortening
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- Sift together dry ingredients; place in a bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk; stir just until the dough clings together.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently, about 10-12 strokes. Roll to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a 2-in. round biscuit cutter. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
Reviews forButtermilk Biscuits
"taste of home have the best homemade buttermilk biscuits"
"These were tasty biscuits! Part way through baking, I brushed a mixture of melted butter, parsley flakes, garlic powder, salt, and parmesan cheese on top. Delicious. I will definitely be making these again."
"My husband and I loved them the only issue was browned on one side not both"
"I have the original Reminisce magazine recipe from 1992 and it is somewhat different from this webpage. The original recipe does NOT have sugar. It also asks for 2 tsps baking powder. Have not made these yet, but will follow the magazine version when I do."
"These biscuits were awful! They had such a bland taste and I hardly got a dozen out of this recipe let alone 1 1/2 dozen. And they were nowhere near as thick as the photo shows. Never making these again."
"Simple to make and quite tasty. My 4 and 8 year old loved them."
"I make these with sausage gravey. They are a favorite in my family. Shawn, Manchester, Mi"
"I love the flaky texture of these biscuits. I brushed the tops of mine with real butter and put honey on them. I think they were really good!"