Lex's Southern Raised Biscuits

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

Very yummy biscuits! DH loves them, and they live up to their mile high name!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine yeast and warm water.
  2. Let stand 5 minutes or until bubbly.
  3. Add buttermilk to yeast mixture, and set aside.
  4. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  5. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  6. Add buttermilk mixture, mixing with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened DO NOT OVER MIX!
  7. Turn dough out on a floured surface, and knead lightly 3 or 4 times.
  8. Roll dough to .5 inch thickness.
  9. Cut with a 2.75 inch biscuit cutter, and place on a lightly greased baking sheet, touching each other.
  10. Cover and let rise 1 hour.
  11. Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes.


Most Helpful

So the two that made and liked this recipe thought a pound of yeast for 12 biscuits was just about right - sure we don't need to put in a little extra - just to make them REALLY rise.

writetomwells April 06, 2014

These were the best biscuits I believe I have eaten. I have tried for years to make biscuits and failed miserably. With this recipe, I no longer have to hang my head in shame in regards to the biscuits I've made! These were wonderful and will become our staple.

Jean Kathleen Wilson July 29, 2011

I love this recipe. I do change one thing. I only put 2 teaspoons sugar, as my family does not like them sweet. These can also be frozen and you take out what you need.

wlro November 08, 2005

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