Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
These yeast biscuits do not have to rise. I got this recipe from my wonderful mother-in-law many years ago. I wish she was still here to enjoy them with me.
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
- 2 tablespoons lukewarm water
- 5 cups self-rising flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups buttermilk
- Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water.
- Into a large bowl, sift flour with other dry ingredients.
- Cut in shortening.
- Add Buttermilk.
- Then add yeast mixture.
- Stir until all flour is dampened.
- Knead on floured board a minute or two.
- Roll out to desired thickness and cut with biscuit cutter.
- Bake at 400° for about 12 to 15 minutes or till lightly browned.
- This dough may be placed in the refrigerator after mixing and used as needed for a couple of weeks.
- Biscuits do not have to rise before baking.
These biscuits had a wonderful flavor, but didn't rise up as high as I expected. UPDATE: The flavor and texture of these biscuits were so wonderful, I had to try them again. This time I rolled them about 1 inch thick and instead of using my round cutter, I just cut them into squares with a knife. They rose up wonderfully and my family all agreed this are the best biscuits!
I was touched by the introduction, what a nice thing to say. As far as the biscuits, they were easy to make and delicious. I'm not sure if you would consider this a compliment, but my kids thought they tasted like the biscuits from KFC. They alway scramble to eat the last one! Your MIL must have been a great cook, thank you so much for sharing her wondeerful recipe.
Fantastic, gorgeous biscuits. Rose up like crazy and were wonderful in texture. My husband, who will not put a bite of food into his mouth that is not perfect and pristine, ate two big buiscuits before dinner tonight. I put in one third white whole wheat flour because I love it, and used 3/4 cup of butter instead of shortening. I also used the powdered buttermilk and they came out just fine. I had to bake them for 16 minutes, but then my oven is not exactly trustworthy and I have to keep an eye on everything I bake. Anyway, my very first try making biscuits with yeast, and it was an excellent success. Thanks, Darlene.