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Buttermilk Biscuits


What do you like on your Buttermik Biscuit jam, jelly or gravy?

These are best served warm from the oven.

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Buttermilk Biscuits are a favorite of biscuit lovers everywhere.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 37 minutes


  • 2 cups Self-Rising Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup (plus 2 tablespoons) buttermilk


Preheat oven 450 degrees F. In large bowl, whisk together flour and soda. Cut shortening into flour until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk to form a soft dough or until dough pulls away from the bowl. Turn dough onto floured surface. Knead until smooth, 10 - 12 times. Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with floured 2-inch round cutter. Place biscuits, lightly touching, on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 12 to 14 biscuits.
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