Biscuits (Baking Powder or Buttermilk)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, these soft, fluffy, and flaky biscuits are always a welcome addition to the table. They can be successfully made using a combination of two parts all-purpose and one part whole-wheat flour.


  1. Whisk dry ingredients together in a bowl; cut in shortening (I use a pastry cutter) until flour mixture resembles coarse crumbs; form a well in the center of mixture; pour milk into the well and stir quickly with a fork just until dough comes together.
  2. Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently (do NOT overwork - dough should remain soft and somewhat sticky) about ten strokes; pat or roll out dough to a 5/8" thickness; cut biscuits using a round cutter or the top of a glass ~ For super-quick square biscuits, simply use a knife to cut a tic-tac-toe shape through the rolled out dough.
  3. Place cut biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet or pizza stone; bake at 450° for 10-12 minutes or just until biscuits are light golden-brown.
  4. NOTE: For buttermilk biscuits, add 1/4 teaspoon baking soda to the dry ingredients and substitute buttermilk for the milk.


Most Helpful

Nice biscuit. Went together easily and quickly. The crumb was very nice and the texture just a little heavy. These definitely are made to soak up some gravy! Thanks for sharing Deb!

Mama's Kitchen (Hope) March 02, 2007

im sorry these were just not good, they tasted like sponges.

skimble_kitten December 18, 2006

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