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Easy Homemade Biscuits

Prep time 10 mins
Bake time 11 mins
Yield Makes about 1 1/2 dozen


  • 1/3 cup butter, softened and cubed*
  • 2 1/4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter

How to Make It

  1. Cut softened butter into flour with a pastry blender or 2 forks just until butter cubes are coated with flour. Using your hands, gently combine until mixture resembles small peas. Stir in buttermilk with a fork just until blended. (Mixture will be wet.)

  2. Turn dough out onto a generously floured surface, and pat to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough with a well-floured 2-inch round cutter, and place on lightly greased baking sheets.

  3. Bake at 450° for 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven, and brush warm biscuits with melted butter. Serve immediately.

  4. *1/3 cup shortening may be substituted.

  5. Note: For testing purposes only, we used White Lily Self Rising Flour.

  6. Easy Cheddar Biscuits: Add 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese to butter and flour mixture just before adding buttermilk. Proceed as directed.