Buttermilk Biscuits

There’s only 3 main ingredients to making buttery biscuits: flour, buttermilk and shortening. Looks easy enough? I thought so too until I got myself into it. I have to say, you have got to make a few hundred batches in order to get the right consistency of a fluffy and buttery biscuits such as grandma used to make… I can’t say that my first try was a total failure but it definitely wasn’t the best of the worst place I’ve paid to eat one…

2 cup all purpose flour (next time I will try the White Lily brand)
1 cup buttermilk at room temperature
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4-5 tbsp. crisco butter shortening
2 tbsp. sugar (this is optional)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees for gas oven and 450 degrees for electric

In a large mixing bowl, add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and mix well. Mix the dry ingredients well using your hand.

Add the shortening at the point and use both hands to mix the shortening well with the flour mixture.

Making a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the buttermilk. Milk the wet and dry ingredients together but do not over mix!

On a floured surface, form the dough into a circular form. Flatten the top evenly to about 1 1/2″ inches high. At this point, you can either use the tip of a glass or a round cookie cutter to cut out the biscuits.

Place it onto a baking sheet. Butter the top of the dough before placing it in the oven. Bake for about 10-15 min. depending on type of oven you have. When golden, take out and you can slather a bit more butter on the top if you like. 🙂


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