Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Mix first 5 ingredients with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the size of small peas.
  3. Stir in the buttermilk.
  4. Knead for a couple of minutes on a lightly floured surface.
  5. Roll or pat out dough for biscuits.
  6. Bake for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned.


Most Helpful

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.

RedFarmGirl January 20, 2014

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.

Chef shapeweaver � January 15, 2009

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 ;)

Freya October 23, 2007

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