Recipe by MA HIKER
These basic biscuits are from King Arthur Flour - fluffy tender and delicious hot from the oven!
Top Review by truebrit
These were simple to prepare, and rose high! I used real butter, and in place of buttermilk, I substituted milk with about 2 teaspoons of lemon juice. The biscuit dough was easy to work with and roll out. I lined the pan with parchment paper before baking the biscuits. They were tender and delicious, and enjoyed by the whole family! Thanks!
- 3 cups self-rising flour, unbleached
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening (or 1 stick cold butter)
- 1 cup buttermilk
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
- Place the flour in a medium-sized bowl. Cut the vegetable shortening (or butter) into 1/2 inch cubes and toss the pieces with the flour.
- Cut in the shortening (or butter) until it's the size of small peas (I use a pastry cutter).
- Add 3/4 cup of the buttermilk and toss with a fork until the liquid is absorbed. Add the remaining 1/4 cup and toss well.
- Place the dough on a floured work surface. Mold it with your hands so it holds together. Flatten and fold over twice. Repeat 3 or 4 times.
- Pat the dough into a 1-inch thick circle, rectangle or square. Cut 1 1/2 inch to 3 inch round or square biscuits.
- Place them onto an ungreased baking sheet, and brush the tops with melted butter or buttermilk if desired to make a shiny crust.
- Bake the biscuits for 12 to 14 minutes, until they're golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and serve warm.
- Biscuit dough may be made the day before, refrigerated in an airtight container and then shaped and baked just prior to serving.