This fluffy, light bread came to us from Linda Turner in Springfield, Missouri, and was featured in October 1998. We like these biscuits straight from the oven with a drizzle of honey or spoonful of jam.

Recipe by Cooking Light September 2007


Recipe Summary

2 dozen (serving size: 1 biscuit)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup warm water in a small bowl, and let stand for 5 minutes.

  • Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add yeast mixture and buttermilk to flour mixture; stir just until moist. Cover and chill 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 450°.

  • Turn the dough out onto a heavily floured surface; knead lightly 5 times. Roll dough to a 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush the melted butter over the biscuit tops. Bake at 450° for 12 minutes or until golden.

Nutrition Facts

154 calories; calories from fat 29%; fat 5g; saturated fat 1.5g; mono fat 1.5g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 23.2g; fiber 0.8g; cholesterol 3mg; iron 1.3mg; sodium 198mg; calcium 36mg.