Mama's Started in Texas Buttermilk Biscuits

READY IN: 22mins




  • Heat oven to 450°.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in medium size bowl. Cut in the shortning until it looks like little peas.
  • Stir in the buttermilk and plop it onto a floured surface. Work in just enough flour to pat the dough into a circle about 1/2 inch thick.
  • Take a drinking glass about 3-inches across and cut out your biscuits. Leftover dough is easy to roll back out to sqeeze out a couple more!
  • Place on cookie sheet about 1-inch apart and bake for 10-12 minutes until the crust is just brown (Don't overcook!).
  • *Note: If a baking recipe calls for butermilk I always use real buttermilk- it certainly does affect the texture. In a pich, use buttermilk powder or even milk.
  • Serve warm- we don't even bother with butter but it is your choice. Makes great leftovers if heated in the microwave for 10-15 seconds and topped with jam.