Perfect Buttermilk Biscuits

These delicious biscuits won’t disappoint you. Be sure not to over mix, and use your hands to gently knead and pat the dough into a circle.

Serves: 10Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening, chilled
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, chilled
  • ¾ cup buttermilk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Adjust oven rack to center position.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in shortening and butter until you have pieces the size of small peas. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and pour in buttermilk. With a wooden spoon, gently blend dry ingredients into buttermilk just until mixture clumps together. If necessary, add a few more teaspoons of buttermilk.
  • Transfer dough to a lightly floured board and knead gently just 4 or 5 times. Pat out in a circle about 8" in diameter and ½" thick. Using a 2½" biscuit cutter, cut out and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 10–12 minutes until tops are browned.

Recipe Information

Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup vegetable shortening, chilled
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, chilled
  • ¾ cup buttermilk

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Adjust oven rack to center position.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in shortening and butter until you have pieces the size of small peas. Make a well in the center of dry ingredients and pour in buttermilk. With a wooden spoon, gently blend dry ingredients into buttermilk just until mixture clumps together. If necessary, add a few more teaspoons of buttermilk.
  • Transfer dough to a lightly floured board and knead gently just 4 or 5 times. Pat out in a circle about 8" in diameter and ½" thick. Using a 2½" biscuit cutter, cut out and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for about 10–12 minutes until tops are browned.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories160
Total Fat8g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium420mg
Total Carbohydrate20g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars1g
Protein3g