Buttermilk Biscuits

Recipe by Tsmith70
READY IN: 35mins




  • Put flour, lard, sugar, salt, baking soda in a food processor and mix until it resembles coarse meal (usually, just a few quick pulses with the food processor will do).
  • If you don't have a food processor use a fork and cut lard into ingredients until it's blended thoroughly.
  • Then put flour in a mixing bowl and add buttermilk.
  • Mix just until ingredients are blended.
  • Don't overmix or handle dough very much or your biscuits will be tough.
  • Pour dough on a floured surface and GENTLY pat down until it's about 3/4" thick.
  • You'll have to flour your hands to pat it down so it won't stick to you.
  • Then use a biscuit cutter to cut biscuits out and place in a buttered cast iron skillet or baking pan.
  • Use your index finger to place a slight indention in the center of each biscuit.
  • This prevents the center from rising faster than the edges.
  • Coat tops of biscuits with melted butter or margarine and bake at 425 degrees for approximately 15 minutes or until golden brown.