Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke
Hands-On Time
10 Mins
Total Time
22 Mins
Yield
Makes about 3 dozen

It only takes three ingredients to make quick, from-scratch buttermilk biscuits. Fill biscuits with thinly sliced ham, if desired.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425º. Cut shortening into flour with a pastry blender until crumbly. Add buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Step 2

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead lightly 4 to 5 times. Pat or roll dough to 3/4-inch thickness, cut with a 1 1/2-inch round cutter, and place on 2 lightly greased baking sheets.

Step 3

Bake at 425º for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned.

Step 4

Freezing instructions: Place unbaked biscuits on pans in freezer for 30 minutes or until frozen. Transfer frozen biscuits to zip-top plastic freezer bags, and freeze up to 3 months. Bake frozen biscuits at 425º on lightly greased baking sheets 14 to 16 minutes or until lightly browned.

Also appeared in: All You, None, 2013,Celebrations Special

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