Basic Biscuits - from Paula Deen

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by Nana Lee

No waiting for rise with this recipe! This is the biscuit recipe she used for the Country Fried Steak & Gravy, which I posted separately. She, also, preferred to use lard instead of Crisco! Great tip in step 4 provided by unknown reviewer. (NOTE Granny T suggests you increase salt to 1 tsp)

Top Review by lmic2

I made these biscuits tonight and was very surprised at how wonderful they came out. I can not tell you how many times I have tried to make biscuits and ended up making the squirrels happy and having little poka dots all over the lawn. These biscuits are the best! Thanks

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Dissolve yeast in warm water; set aside.
  3. Mix dry ingredients together.
  4. Cut in shortening. (NOTE: P.S. if you freeze the shortening first, then grate the frozen shortening into the dry mixture it blends perfectly throughout and simplifies the process. This tip supplied by a reviewer).
  5. Add yeast and buttermilk and mix well.
  6. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and roll out to desired thickness.
  7. Cut with small biscuit cutter and place on greased baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.

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