Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Light and flakey southern style biscuits. Easy once you get the hang of it

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place a rack in the center of your oven, Pre heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Mix first dry ingredients in a large bowl or in the food processor fitted with steel blade.
  3. Add cold butter and shortening; with your fingertips or a pastry blender (or in the food processor), mix or process butter and shortening into dry ingredients, until the mixture resembles dry oatmeal.
  4. If using a food processor, transfer mixture to a large bowl.
  5. Stir in milk with a rubber spatula or fork until dry ingredients are just moistened.
  6. Let dough rest for 1 minute, then dump it on a floured work surface.
  7. Gently Roll the dough into a rough 6-by-10-inch rectangle 1/2-inch thick.
  8. With a knife cut rectangle three times across and five times down to form 15, 2"x2" rectangular biscuits.
  9. Place dough 1 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet; brush dough tops with melted butter or milk.
  10. Bake until biscuits are lightly browned, 10 to 12 minutes.
  11. Serve immediately.
  12. Cool left overs, wrap with plastic wrap and freeze as soon as possible.
  13. NOTE.
  14. There's two things to remember when making biscuits.
  15. -Keepthings cold so the butter does not melt.
  16. The process of cutting the butter into the flour actually coats the flour with a light layer of grease to prevent it from absorbing liquid and creating gluten-- which will make the product tough and more bread like.
  17. If the butter starts to get soft while working it into the flour then refrigerate the batch for 20 mins before going on.
  18. -Workfast and gently.
  19. Only mix as much as necessary to do the job.
  20. Over working dough develops gluten.


Most Helpful

OMG!! These are THE BEST biscuits I've ever had! Huge hit with the family (there's only 4 of us....and there were NONE leftover!) Great directions, very precise and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing Steve...I FINALLY have a good biscuit recipe!

Lightly Toasted January 21, 2004

I still haven't managed to find the perfect Hardeez type biscuit, but these are pretty good. I like to double the recipe, but these turn out better if I just make one batch at a time in my food processor...possibly because my 100g of butter is not exactly equal to 8 Tbs (I use all butter and no shortening). I also use salted butter and all the salt included in the recipe and still like buttering the tops as suggested...guess I like them salty! Thanks for the recipe!

Miriachi September 02, 2012

These biscuits are not flaky at all. They are crumbly. Not accurate. Biscuits are good, they are not flaky.

fujofly February 09, 2012

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