Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

Serves 8
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 13 minutes
Total time 33 minutes
From book Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook
This is a great recipe for buttermilk biscuits that are fast and easy.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 450°.
2. Stir the flour, baking powder and baking soda together in a medium bowl. Cut the shortening into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or with two butter knives (hold one in each hand and move them in a criss-cross pattern, starting at the opposites sides of the bowl), until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add the buttermilk all at once, stir with a fork until moistened. Do not over-mix.
3. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for 10-12 turns until nearly smooth. Pat or roll dough until it is about 1/2" thick, cut into rounds with a three inch biscuit cutter, or something from your kitchen that is about the right size. (I used a glass dipped in flour.)
4. Place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 11-13 minutes. Serve immediately.