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. :)
- 1 (1/4 ounce) package yeast
- 1⁄4 cup warm water
- 2 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and set aside. Mix dry ingredients in order given and cut in shortening until dry and crumbly.
- 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.
- 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.
- Let biscuits rise slightly (about 15 minutes) and bake in a 400 degree F oven until lightly browned. (about 8-12 minutes).
These were super lite and fluffy but tasted a bit like raw flour. Im sure it was something I did wrong...any advice?
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.