Prep 45 mins
Cook 12 mins
Lighter than air, and delicious...especially as "Ham Biscuits".
- 5 cups flour
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup shortening
- 1 package dry yeast
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 2 cups buttermilk
- Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, soda, salt.
- Cut in shortening.
- Dissolve yeast in warm water, stir into buttermilk.
- Add buttermilk mixture to dry ingredients and stir until moistened.
- Cover and chill.
- When ready to use, roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/2-3/4" thickness.
- Cut out biscuits with 2" cutter, place on lightly greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 12 minutes.
- *Doughwill keep in refrigerator for several weeks if unused/prepared in advance.
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.
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.
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.