Old-Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits

Oxmoor House
1 dozen


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1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening


Dissolve soda in buttermilk; stir well. Set aside.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle buttermilk mixture evenly over flour mixture, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.

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

Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/4-inch biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 450° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

Created date

February 2010