|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 12 servings|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 8g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 3g||16%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
These classic buttermilk biscuits are a Southern favorite. Serve the biscuits for breakfast or along with a meal. Serve hot and have butter on the table for spreading.
This biscuit recipe makes great Southern-style biscuits. It's a basic recipe with buttermilk, lard or shortening, and butter.
- 2 cups flour (all-purpose, stirred before measuring*)
- 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup lard (or vegetable shortening, chilled)
- 2 tablespoons butter (chilled)
- 3/4 cup buttermilk (cold)
- Gather the ingredients.
- Heat oven to 450° and have oven rack in center position.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the cold shortening and butter until you have pieces the size of small peas. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the cold buttermilk. Stir gently until the mixture is just holding together. If necessary, add a few more teaspoons of buttermilk.
- Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and pat out into a 1/2-inch thick circle. Cut out biscuits with a 2 1/2- to 3-inch cutter and place on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until tops are lightly browned.
*If possible, use a light southern-style flour in this biscuit recipe.