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Quick Buttermilk Biscuits

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

Southern Living APRIL 2011

  • Yield: Makes about 3 dozen
  • Hands-on:10 Minutes
  • Total:22 Minutes


  • 1 cup shortening
  • 4 cups self-rising soft-wheat flour
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk


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

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.

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

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.


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