Yeast Biscuits

Total Time
2hrs 12mins
Prep
2 hrs
Cook
12 mins

These biscuits work every time and are really good for making ham biscuits or other 'sandwiches'. They hold up well and yet are tender with a wonderful flavor. Prep time includes rest time.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dissolve yeast in water, set aside.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in order given; cut in shortening until the size of small Lima beans.
  3. Stir in buttermilk and yeast mixture.
  4. Cover bowl with towel and let sit until ready to use. (At least 1 hour, 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.