Lex's Southern Raised Biscuits

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Lanae Peterson

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

Top Review by writetomwells

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.

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.

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