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Friday Feast: Buttermilk Biscuits

October 9, 2009

 I received expressed written permission from my mother-in-law to share this awesome Buttermilk Biscuit recipe. Even though I can’t make them nearly as great as she can, here was my attempt to make them last week when I paired them with the Fiery (and Sweet) “Fried” Chicken.

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits 

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Clean up time: 5 minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)

1 tablespoon baking powder

2 teaspoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup buttermilk

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • Combine first 5 ingredients, mixing well. Cut in shortening (by hand) until mixture resembles coarse meal.

buttermilk biscuit making

  • In a separate bowl, combine buttermilk and soda. Add to dry ingredients, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface and knead lightly.
  • Roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness; cut with a 1 1/2 – 2 inch biscuit cutter.

biscuit cuttin'

  • Place biscuits on lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake at 450 for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

golden brown biscuits


Apparently, these little guys are quite tempermental, and one slight alteration in the ingredients and they may not rise. Regardless, with enough buttermilk, they taste wonderful, even flat!

One Comment leave one →
  1. MamaStu permalink
    October 9, 2009 7:11 pm

    They look beautiful! You are right, too, they are temperamental. Even so, I have never gotten anything but rave reviews!

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