Favorite Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

My great aunt taught me how to make the best homemade buttermilk biscuits. I would stand and watch her make them everyday when I was a little girl. She made a batch everyday and I would have at least two with my dinner. There's nothing better than having a good tomato biscuit later or even as a snack. She had a special way of making them and everyone always looked forward to her biscuits.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Measure out buttermilk in measuring cup and let sit for 5-10 minutes, add a pinch of baking powder and stir well.
  2. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  3. Measure out flour with 1/4 tsp of baking powder and sift with a sifter into a bowl.
  4. Add Crisco shortening and cut into flour well.
  5. Make a well in middle of flour mixture and pour buttermilk in slowly.
  6. Flour your hand, mix together flour mixture and buttermilk well, forming a ball and turn out onto a floured surface.
  7. Clean hands (scraping off all dough).
  8. Roll with a floured rolling pin or you can use your hands to flatten out, to about 1/2 to 1-inch thick.
  9. Cut with a large floured biscuit (round) cutter or use the rim of a floured round drinking glass.
  10. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 12 to 15 minutes or until tops are lightly brown.
  11. NOTE: You can use a small biscuit cutter depending on how many biscuits you want to make.
Most Helpful

4 5

The first time I made this recipe was in Feburary 2007, and they are just as good now as they were then. Baking time is still " right on the money ". For some reason I still had to add extra flour to get it to the right texture to form the dough into a ball. But good none the less. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

5 5

These were GREAT! I've never used baking powder to make biscuits. Being from the south and growing up with both parents making biscuits and gravy (they were divorced when I was 4 and now i'm 39) NEVER has any family member or anyone I know ever used it either. I will have to tell them to use this recipe. Note though I did have to add some flour to get the right consistancy and brushed tops with melted butter but other wise followed Marsha's recipe. I'm glad to have found this recipe!

4 5

Easy to make, and flew off the plate!