Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is one of the first recipes I made by Julia Child and I still use it often. I like using these for a brunch or stuffed with ham & cheese for breakfast on the go.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Cut in the shortening.
  3. Add minced herbs.
  4. Stir in the eggs& buttermilk.
  5. Turn onto a floured surface& knead mixture briefly.
  6. Pat or roll out to 1/2" thickness& cut into rounds.
  7. Bake on an ungreased baking pan at 450 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
Most Helpful

I had drop biscuits lol I added a bit more flour and kinda kneaded it . I thought it was because I halved the recipe. They were very good and I will make them again.Hubby liked them very much. Made for world tour 8

bigbadbrenda September 02, 2012

This is the first time I've made biscuits that didn't have the texture of hockey pucks! I did need to add 1/2 cup of flour to get the dough to a workable state; and then I didn't roll them out, just dropped spoonfuls on a baking sheet. They were light, crumbly, and delicious. Thank you so much for a recipe that I can finally be proud to serve :) Made for ZWT8

IngridH July 22, 2012

This recipe I would use in a stew as a topping almost like a dumpling which is made with suiet. Without the savoury ingredients it is served with jam and cream, clotted if traditional, we call them scones.

sarahhg49 July 24, 2016