February 22, 2013
"A Mennonite recipe. We have been using this recipe for years and just love it."
- Serving Size: 1 (51.8 g)
- Calories 169.4
- Total Fat - 10 g
- Saturated Fat - 2.1 g
- Cholesterol - 2.2 mg
- Sodium - 235.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 17.2 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
- Sugars - 1.1 g
- Protein - 2.8 g
- Calcium - 111.4 mg
- Iron - 0.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F,.
Sift dry ingredients together.
Mix in shortening with pastry blender, fork, or fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Form a well in center of flour and pour buttermilk in.
Mix flour into this, stirring and working until flour leaves sides of bowl and forms a ball. When it comes away from sides without sticking too bad, it's ready. Otherwise, work in a little more flour.
Place dough on floured surface and knead 5-6 times. Do not knead too much or dough will become tough.
Roll or pat out to about 1/2 thickness and cut with biscuit cutter or floured glass.
Place biscuits on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 450 degrees F. for 8-12 minutes or until light golden.
Brush tops with melted butter, if desired.
Serve warm with sausage gravy or butter and preserves, if desired.
Tips & Variations
No special items needed.