Buttermilk Biscuits

READY IN: 18mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F,.
  • Sift dry ingredients together.
  • Mix in shortening with pastry blender, fork, or fingertips until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Form a well in center of flour and pour buttermilk in.
  • Mix flour into this, stirring and working until flour leaves sides of bowl and forms a ball.
  • When it comes away from sides without sticking too bad, it's ready.
  • Otherwise, work in a little more flour.
  • Place dough on floured surface and knead 5-6 times.
  • Do not knead too much or dough will become tough.
  • Roll or pat out to about 1/2" thickness and cut with biscuit cutter or floured glass.
  • Place biscuits on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 450 degrees F.
  • for 8-12 minutes or until light golden.
  • Brush tops with melted butter, if desired.
  • Serve warm with sausage gravy or butter and preserves, if desired.
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