Buttermilk Biscuits

Indulge in the warm, comforting embrace of homemade buttermilk biscuits, a classic staple that evokes the nostalgia of Southern cooking at its finest. Perfect for any meal of the day, these biscuits promise to be a crowd-pleaser with their light, flaky texture and irresistible taste. Whether you’re a seasoned baker or trying your hand at homemade biscuits for the first time, this straightforward recipe, requiring only a few common ingredients, ensures you can effortlessly whip up a batch of these golden beauties. Add a touch of honey or your favorite jam to elevate this comforting classic to new heights of deliciousness.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 6 rounded teaspoons tartrate baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk


Combine flour, baking powder and salt.  Cut in shortening until consistency of coarse meal.  Add soda to buttermilk; stir into flour mixture.  Mix well.  Roll dough on floured board and cut into rounds.  Bake at 450 degrees on ungreased baking sheet for 10 – 12 minutes or until browned.

YIELDS:  12 – 15 large biscuits

This recipe originally appeared on www.beliefnet.com.

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