Total Time
35mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

Tender, flaky, buttery...it's a biscuit lover's dream. These rise HUGE. My mom's recipe, I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. :)

Directions

  1. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and set aside. Mix dry ingredients in order given and cut in shortening until dry and crumbly.
  2. Stir in the yeast-water mixture and buttermilk; blend thoroughly. At this point you can cover and refrigerate until ready or make the biscuits now.
  3. Turn onto a floured surface and knead lightly, then roll fairly thick (about 1/2 inch) and cut with biscuit cutters; place on a greased pan.
  4. Let biscuits rise slightly (about 15 minutes) and bake in a 400 degree F oven until lightly browned. (about 8-12 minutes).
Most Helpful

These were super lite and fluffy but tasted a bit like raw flour. Im sure it was something I did wrong...any advice?

jackieliz December 02, 2011

This is the same recipe my mom has used over the past 30+ years. Perfect for breakfast or tea. Light, flaky and just a hint of sweetness. Delicious.

swissms January 08, 2009