Total Time
Prep 45 mins
Cook 12 mins

Lighter than air, and delicious...especially as "Ham Biscuits".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt.
  2. Cut in shortening.
  3. Dissolve yeast in warm water, stir into buttermilk.
  4. Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir until moistened.
  5. Cover and chill.
  6. When ready to use, roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/2-3/4" thickness.
  7. Cut out biscuits with 2" cutter, place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
  9. *Doughwill keep in refrigerator for several weeks if unused/prepared in advance.


Most Helpful

My guys loved these and they were really simple to make. I made the dough the night before, rolled it out in the morning and the rose beautifully and tasted wonderful. A very light and tender biscuit.

carlaj December 28, 2002

I did the same as Grandma in TX, i cut out the yeast and added extra salt. They turned out wonderfully, and they are great as ham or ham and cheese biscuits.

WillsMommy April 18, 2009

When I first made these biscuits, I would have given them 2 stars...I have never seen a biscuit recipe that included yeast along with baking powder and baking soda. I did not like the taste and they didnt look very good. So I made a second batch, and took out the yeast and added another teaspoon of salt. OMG, these were fantastic. Great taste and they rose up beautifuly. This will be the biscuits I make from now on. Thanks Curt.

Grandma in TX. October 01, 2007

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