Grandma's Best Buttermilk Biscuits

Oxmoor House
1 1/2 dozen


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3 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon shortening
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk


Combine flour and baking powder in a large mixing bowl, stirring well. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually add buttermilk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a floured surface, and knead 4 to 5 times.

Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2 3/4-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 12 minutes or until biscuits are lightly browned.

Created date

February 2010