I got this recipe from a friend. These are quick and easy to make. Please do not substitute sweet milk for the buttermilk. (It is okay to make your own by adding a Tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to milk and let it sit 5 minutes.) Please note that the amount of flour is approximate. If your dough is too sticky you can add more by sprinkling it on top while kneading.
- Preheat oven to 425.
- Mix first 5 ingredients with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the size of small peas.
- Stir in the buttermilk.
- Knead for a couple of minutes on a lightly floured surface.
- Roll or pat out dough for biscuits.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.
These are good and simple to make. I chose butter over shortening. There's a little too much b powder in these (but I'm very sensitive to and finicky about tasting baking powder in biscuits) but tolerable. I didn't need the full amount of milk required. I just added until the dough was very moist but not too gloppy (don't you love these technical terms?), hand shaped and placed in baking pan.
I made these biscuits as part of mine and SO's dinner on 1/15/09.I measured all the dry ingredients, and added the shortening. After adding the buttermilk, it looked more like a very thin pancake batter.I had to add almost another full cup of flour to make it thick enough to handle.My SO seemed to enjoy them.But I wish I could say that these will be made again, but they won't. But thanks for taking the time to post them.
Thank you!! These were just what I was looking for. Very tasty and easy to make. I ended up adding about a Tablespoon of extra flour and then I patted the dough out to about half an inch thick and cut into eight "squares". DH is asking for more already ;)