Buttermilk Biscuits

"Goes great with sausage gravy or just warm spread with marmalade or preserves. Fill some with sausage patties and freeze to have ready for a quick breakfast from the microwave!"
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Ready In:




  • 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.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Had to use up some buttermilk so decided on these biscuits, soo happy I did, they were wonderful fluffy light as a feather biscuits!! Didn't have to add more flour, 1 cup buttermilk was exactly right. I only got 10 biscuits because I wanted big ones and used a very large floured glass. They were perfect under a stew and just buttered!! Thanks for sharing Sue.
  2. These melt in your mouth buttermilk biscuits were light, fluffy, tender and tasted just amazing. I served them on top of sloppy Joes, they were perfect. I can't wait to try them with flavoured butters. They were incredible. Update: Sue I have to tell you that I still use this recipe. It is just as wonderful as the first time. I am turning my new community on to your wonderful biscuits. Thanks so much for sharing.
  3. This is an easy favorite!! I doubled the recipe to feed my family of 6 and it still turned out perfectly!!! We served under our favorite homemade pepper milk gravy and it was all soooooo good!!! Thanks for sharing!
  4. This was excellent. Easy to make and no additional flour was needed as suggested. The flavor was great and they were real light and flaky as biscuits should be. Great with biscuits and gravy.
  5. Delicious. New biscuit maker and just can t get them fluffy yet. I save the review where she said don't twist, so will try that next.Yummy and easy, tho!


  1. Tried this recipe for biscuits and milk gravy. They came out great! I had to substitute butter for the shortening and it tasted great. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Very tasty! I substituted sour cream for buttermilk and they still came out perfect.
  3. This is the same recipe I always use, except I use water or milk instead of buttermilk, and I always add 1/4 cup sugar.


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