Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water.
  2. Into a large bowl, sift flour with other dry ingredients.
  3. Cut in shortening.
  4. Add Buttermilk.
  5. Then add yeast mixture.
  6. Stir until all flour is dampened.
  7. Knead on floured board a minute or two.
  8. Roll out to desired thickness and cut with biscuit cutter.
  9. Bake at 400° for about 12 to 15 minutes or till lightly browned.
  10. This dough may be placed in the refrigerator after mixing and used as needed for a couple of weeks.
  11. Biscuits do not have to rise before baking.


Most Helpful

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!

Sharlene~W February 24, 2002

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.

Dawn March 18, 2003

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.

Erin R. September 03, 2009

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