Total Time
3hrs 12mins
Prep 3 hrs
Cook 12 mins

I finally found a moist light biscuit that I love and the rest of my family likes! The secret is to get whole wheat pastry flour. Use the high gluten pastry flour if you can.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve yeast in water and sugar set aside.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in order given; cut in shortening until the size of small Lima beans. Or use a Stand mixer with a pastry blade.
  3. Stir in buttermilk and yeast mixture.
  4. Cover bowl with towel and let sit until ready to use. (At least 2 hours, but it is fine if it sits for a couple hours.) Dough will be very sticky.
  5. Scrape out onto well floured board.
  6. Flip over and knead lightly (4-6 times).
  7. Roll out and cut with biscuit cutter.
  8. Place on greased pan and let raise slightly (10-30 minutes).
  9. Bake at 400 F until light brown, 10-12 minutes.