1960 Original Kentucky Buttermilk Biscuit

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is an old recipe--I will not tell where from--but it is 1960 original Kentucky biscuit scaled down from an original I have. It is absolutely to die for. You will never make another biscuit after this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Cut in shortening.
  3. Add buttermilk; mix well.
  4. As told in recipe, look for a texture like "velvet". If sticky, dust with flour and work till smooth as velvet and either roll out by hand or on a floured surface ½-inch thick and cut.
  5. Bake at 450°F for 15-25 minutes on a lightly sprayed pan. Depending on oven, just make it golden brown. (Brush tops of biscuits with butter when you take them out of oven for a nice finish and taste).
Most Helpful

Oh wow! These are sooo good. I've been searching for a great biscuit recipe and this is it! Thanks so much for sharing! -I didn't have baking powder so i used an extra 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp cream of tartar. I actually threw in another 1/4 tsp baking soda(I like tall biscuits :)), making it 1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp cream of tartar. They are fantastic!

Ladfam August 20, 2009

Made this for our Sunday breakfast today. Used the vinegar in the milk trick, pulsed the dry ingredients in the food processor, used butter as suggested by another reviewer, added the milk and patted the whole works into a Pam-sprayed 9x9 pan. Scored it into portions and baked about 20 minutes until nice and golden. Served with home-style gravy. Will be making this one again.

Gran Dee July 26, 2009

I brushed the tops with butter and sprinkled with garlic powder. great biscuits. Will be making again.

jasonjulie.barnes June 07, 2009