Buttermilk Biscuits

12
Servings
10m
Prep Time
8m
Cook Time
18m
Ready In


"A Mennonite recipe. We have been using this recipe for years and just love it."

Original recipe yields 12 servings
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Nutritional

  • 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

Step 1

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F,.

Step 2

Sift dry ingredients together.

Step 3

Mix in shortening with pastry blender, fork, or fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Step 4

Form a well in center of flour and pour buttermilk in.

Step 5

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.

Step 6

Place dough on floured surface and knead 5-6 times. Do not knead too much or dough will become tough.

Step 7

Roll or pat out to about 1/2 thickness and cut with biscuit cutter or floured glass.

Step 8

Place biscuits on ungreased cookie sheet.

Step 9

Bake at 450 degrees F. for 8-12 minutes or until light golden.

Step 10

Brush tops with melted butter, if desired.

Step 11

Serve warm with sausage gravy or butter and preserves, if desired.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

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Felix4067

I have finally found a tender biscuit recipe I can actually make! Instead of rolling and cutting, I just formed them into half-inch thick patties in my hands, and got exactly 12 good-sized biscuits. Even though I forgot to brush on the melted butter, they were fantastic! I am so excited to finally have an alternative to my grandmother's baking powder biscuits I can hardly stand it. Thank you!

review by:
(25 Dec 2015)

ellie

Very good biscuits!We made this recipe to use up some buttermilk and the biscuits are good. We made about 20 and used a coffee cup for the biscuit cutter. I also used butter for the shortening without any problems. Thanks for sharing!

review by:
(3 Sep 2014)

Chef shapeweaver

I made this recipe on 7/201/14 as part of mine and my SO's ,and most importantly for the " Billboard Recipe Tag " in the Games forum. Except for cutting the recipe in half,the recipe was made as it was written.I did think with 1/2 tablespoon of baking powder it would have an after taste,but I was wrong.This made a very good addition to my " throw together " stew. Thanks for posting and " Keep Smiling :) "

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(22 Jul 2014)