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Real Buttermilk Biscuits Without the Buttermilk OAMC

Real Buttermilk Biscuits Without the Buttermilk  OAMC created by diner524

Buttermilk biscuits without the buttermilk. I searched a lot of years for a good biscuit recipe and ultimately came up with my own. Super moist and delicious.

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Mix dry ingredients.
  • Add butter and shortening to the dry ingredients and work into flour with a pastry cutter or a fork (or even your fingers) until the flour resembles course crumbs.
  • Mix milk and sour cream.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour and pour in the milk and sour cream mixture.
  • Stir very lighly, only until mixed. DO NOT OVER STIR! This will result in tough biscuits. As soon as a dough ball forms, stop stirring. The dough will be very, very sticky. This is good. It means very moist biscuits.
  • Turn the dough ball onto a very well floured surface, dust the top of the dough ball with flour and gently fold the dough onto itself 5 or 6 times.
  • Press down or use a rolling pin to make the pile of dough 1" thick. Use a two inch cutter to cut out 12 biscuits. If you reuse the scraps the biscuits from the scraps will not be as tender as the original batch.
  • Place biscuits on a baking pan (any kind; cookie, cake pan, etc.) so that the biscuits are just touching if you'd like the sides tender. Make sure there is an inch between biscuits if you'd like crispier sides.
  • Freeze or Bake 9 - 20 minutes (The time depends on the size of your biscuits so keep an eye and note how long it takes for the size and temperature of your oven. If making small biscuits it will take much less time).
  • You may brush the tops with milk or butter for a golden brown biscuit.
  • These can be frozen and baked at this stage (takes a bit longer, just keep an eye on them), and they still come out perfect. I quadruple the batch and freeze a bunch for weekday breakfasts.
  • If you want a warm biscuit just pop them in the microwave or back into the oven and they taste like they are fresh from the oven.
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  1. Holly N.
    I'm a biscuit lover. I wanted to try a biscuit recipe with shortening since I've never tried it before and I had a can of it I'd bought for another recipe. And I've loved other sources cream biscuits I've tried before. I thought maybe I should've added some salt and sugar because the recipe looked incomplete but I followed it as listed anyways. I should've followed my instincts. These were terrible, even with butter and jelly added. If you make these I would add some salt and some sugar! I'm confused by the high rating on these biscuits. Maybe because I'm from the south I hold biscuits to a higher standard ??
  2. Rachel H.
    Add salt!! Texture is good but lacking flavor.
  3. cgtraub
    Great recipe in a pinch. Made before my coffee without a clear head. Good texture but no flavor need SALT. Had to make gravy to put on them. Thank you for the recipe add a tsp of salt or so if you make them.
  4. loverslanelodge
    These are awesome! I made them and did not have any sour cream so I replaced it with greek yogurt. They turned our so light and fluffy! I do not cut mine as most people do instead I i roll into a rectangle the same size as my jelly roll pan and cut them into squares. With less handeling they turn out even fluffier!
  5. haleenaard
    Thank you MissMia. I didn't have any buttermilk and your recipe came to the rescue. These were delicious. I only got 8 biscuits out of the 12 biscuit recipe though. Thanks for sharing!!!
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