Skillet Biscuits

READY IN: 30mins




  • Mix together dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Cut in shortening or butter.
  • Add and lightly mix buttermilk.
  • Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead gently for 1/2 minute.
  • Pat the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch.
  • Cut with a biscuit cutter (or knife, depending on what shape you like).
  • If you want to bake the biscuits, bake 10-12 minutes at 450.
  • For skillet biscuits:
  • Cook the biscuits on a lightly greased hot skillet/griddle about 1 inch apart.
  • Use your best judgement as to the heat - I generally use a more moderate flame and brown biscuits 3 to 4 minutes each side, though the original recipe says to brown them for 5-7 minutes each side over high heat.
  • As mentioned above - the biscuits will not be light and fluffy like with baked biscuits - so don't wait for them to rise and be puffy. They will be more dense.
  • The best approach is to keep an eye on them and turn them when they are browned and dry-looking on one side before turning them over.