Recipe by nkoprince08
I found this recipe in one of my cooking light magazines. These biscuits are easy to make and they have a great taste. I used 3 C. white flour and 2 C. wheat flour and vegetable oil instead of the shortening and they turned out perfect!!
- 1 (2 1/4 teaspoon) package dry yeast
- 1⁄2 cup warm water (100 to 110 degrees)
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening
- 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- cooking spray
Directions See How It's Made
- Dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup warm water in a small bowl, let stand for 5 minutes.
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
- Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.
- Add yeast mixture and buttermilk to flour mixture; stir until just moist.
- Cover and chill 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- 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 biscuits on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
- Brush melted butter over the biscuit tops.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 12 minutes or until golden.