Buttermilk Biscuits

Total Time
18mins
Prep
10 mins
Cook
8 mins

Goes great with sausage gravy or just warm spread with marmalade or preserves. Fill some with sausage patties and freeze to have ready for a quick breakfast from the microwave!

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F,.
  2. Sift dry ingredients together.
  3. Mix in shortening with pastry blender, fork, or fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Form a well in center of flour and pour buttermilk in.
  5. Mix flour into this, stirring and working until flour leaves sides of bowl and forms a ball.
  6. When it comes away from sides without sticking too bad, it's ready.
  7. Otherwise, work in a little more flour.
  8. Place dough on floured surface and knead 5-6 times.
  9. Do not knead too much or dough will become tough.
  10. Roll or pat out to about 1/2" thickness and cut with biscuit cutter or floured glass.
  11. Place biscuits on ungreased cookie sheet.
  12. Bake at 450 degrees F.
  13. for 8-12 minutes or until light golden.
  14. Brush tops with melted butter, if desired.
  15. Serve warm with sausage gravy or butter and preserves, if desired.