Boarding House Biscuits

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by SharleneW

This a a great biscuit recipe from Art Smith (O Magazine, Oprah fame).

Top Review by Derf2440

Nummmmy Biscuits Sharlene!! I used all allpurpose flour, didn't have any cake flour, and had no unsulted butter, so left the salt out. Wonderful flaky inside, crisp outside biscuits!! A perfect match with our stew tonight, thanks for sharing! This one is in my hard copy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Position rack in center of oven and preheat to 400°F.
  2. Whisk dry ingredients in a medium-size bowl.
  3. Using pastry blender, cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly with a few pea-size pieces of butter.
  4. Stir in enough of the buttermilk to make a soft, sticky dough.
  5. Turn out onto a lightly flourd surface.
  6. Quick knead dough just until it comes together being careful not to overknead.
  7. Roll out dough until it is 1/2-inch thick.
  8. Using a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.
  9. Bake until golden brown, about 18 minutes.
  10. Variations: Biscuits with Cheddar, Chives and Pepper--after you have cut butter into mixture, add 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese, 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives and 1/2 teaspoon coarsly cracked black pepper.
  11. Mix gently, then stir in the buttermilk.

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