Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Southern Biscuits
Total:
35 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
1 dozen
Level:
Intermediate

Nutrition Info

Healthy
Total:
35 min
Active:
20 min
Yield:
1 dozen
Level:
Intermediate

Nutrition Info

Healthy

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. 

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using your fingertips, rub butter and shortening into dry ingredients until mixture looks like crumbs. (The faster the better, you don't want the fats to melt.) 

Make a well in the center and pour in the chilled buttermilk. Stir just until the dough comes together. The dough will be very sticky. 

Turn dough onto floured surface, dust top with flour and gently fold dough over on itself 5 or 6 times. Press into a 1-inch thick round. Cut out biscuits with a 2-inch cutter, being sure to push straight down through the dough. Place biscuits on baking sheet so that they just touch. Reform scrap dough, working it as little as possible and continue cutting. (Biscuits from the second pass will not be quite as light as those from the first, but hey, that's life.) 

Bake until biscuits are tall and light gold on top, 15 to 20 minutes.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Southern Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Ale and Cheddar Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Buttermilk Cheddar Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Porky Pot Pie with Cheesy Drop Biscuits

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Southern Cornbread

Recipe courtesy of Cat Cora

Buttermilk Biscuit

Recipe courtesy of Food Network

Cayenne Cheese Straws

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Hummus

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          Get Cooking