Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

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


  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