Karen's Best Buttermilk Biscuit

READY IN: 39mins
YIELD: 7 Biscuits




  • Preheat oven to 390 degrees.
  • In large bowl wisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • In medium bowl wisk buttermilk, yogurt and egg.
  • On a chilled cutting board, cut 1 stick of butter into 1/4 inch pieces using knife blade only to move pieces around while cutting.
  • Add to flour mixture, toss lightly with finger tips.
  • Add shortening to flour mixture, dropping a 1/2 teaspoon at a time.
  • Rub butter and shortening into flour mixture, using fingertips only-so heat from hands does not melt the butter. Mix until it resembles course crumbs.
  • Add buttermilk mixture to flour mixture. Stir just until evenly moistened.
  • Turn out on floured board. Sprinkle a little flour on top.
  • Fold dough in half- 5 times, shaping dough into a rectangle as you fold.
  • Pat out till 1 3/4 inches thick.
  • Cut 6 biscuits into 2 inch rounds.
  • Gather left over pieces of dough and shape into same size biscuit.
  • Place biscuits on large ungreased baking sheet. Space 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 17-18 minutes, brushing with melted butter the last 2 minutes.
  • Place baked biscuits under broiler 1 minute.
  • Serve warm.