Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins
After trying many, many biscuit recipes and never being happy with the results, I finally got my husband's grandmother's recipe and have never had a problem since. There is no butter to cut in, just mix all the ingredients together, pat it out flat, cut the biscuits out and bake. Wonderfully easy and amazingly light and fluffy every time. If you can't find buttermilk powder, just use 1 1/3 cups of buttermilk instead.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 6 tablespoons dry buttermilk
- 1 1⁄3 cups water
- 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
- Heat oven to 500 degrees.
- Put vegetable shortening into 9" square baking pan (not glass or ceramic) and place in oven to melt grease and heat pan while the biscut dough is being made.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and buttermilk powder.
- Pour in water and mix with fork until blended.
- Sprinkle counter with flour and turn dough onto counter.
- Knead only a couple of times, then pat out to about 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut out biscuits using a round biscuit cutter, getting as many biscuits out of the dough as possible.
- Carefully remove pan from oven.
- Being VERY careful, pick up each biscuit and dip it in the hot shortening in the pan, then place it, greased side up in the pan.
- Bake for 7- 10 minutes until biscuits are golden brown.
I made the recipe for our neighbors for a Christmas present (along with home made jelly) and all complained of the biscuits turning out too flat. Sad.