Mom’s Buttermilk Biscuits
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 450°. In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk; knead dough gently. Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter and place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 10-15 minutes.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled biscuits in a resealable freezer container. To use, heat in a preheated 350° oven 15-20 minutes.
Nutrition Facts1 biscuit: 142 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 281mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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Jan 16, 2020
Miri, Any fat can replace shortening. Butter is flavorful, margarine, even vegetable oil or extra virgin olive oil. As a tip, I roll my dough into a rectangle then fold it into thirds like a letter for an envelope, then gently roll it down to the thickness or your original rectangle, cut out your biscuits and flip them over and placed on the baking tray (floured side up gives you a nice flat topped biscuit) and by folding the dough you have made a biscuit which can be easily separated so you can butter your biscuit!!
May 4, 2019
@Miri: You can substitute lard for shortening.
Dec 21, 2018
Were I live we don't have shortening. What can I use in place?
May 28, 2018
This is a wonderful recipe. After reading the previous reviews, I did roll them out thicker so they'd rise taller. They turned out perfectly! No change to the actual recipe though.
Jan 26, 2018
I rolled them out to 1/2 inch, and they didn't get as tall, light and fluffy as I'd hoped.
Sep 27, 2016
Great, simple biscuit recipe! This recipe also lends itself very well to additions like cheese or garlic and herb. I did have to make my own buttermilk, by adding a little bit of vinegar to my milk. As a feild editor for taste of home magazine I enjoyed classic recipes let me dress them up a little bit with my own ingredients!
Feb 21, 2016
These biscuits baked beautifully. I used all whole wheat pastry flour and added a tablespoon of honey to the mix. I made them to go with this gravy dish ( https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/sausage-gravy) for breakfast today!! Needless to say, I have a happy hubby.
May 15, 2015
These are great. I might change them to super if I can get better at making them with one hand. I am always looking for ways to improve since I had a stroke myself!!
Oct 30, 2013
Fluffy and delicious. Even picky husband enjoyed them!
Apr 25, 2013
every time i try to save this Recipe it carrys me to my Recipes. How do i save it please help. Thanks