Buttermilk Biscuits

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
30 min

Yield:
4 to 5 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for flouring
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening, such as Crisco
  • About 1 cup buttermilk
Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Stir together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Use a pastry blender, two butter knives or your fingers to cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the buttermilk to make a soft dough. Use a little more buttermilk, if necessary, to keep the dough very soft.

  • Lightly flour your table or countertop and dust your hands with flour. Turn the dough out onto the floured surface and gently pat it into a cake 1 1/2 inches high. Use a 3-inch biscuit cutter to cut the dough into rounds. Use a pastry scraper or a metal spatula to place the cutout biscuits, with sides closely touching, on the parchment-lined sheet. Gently pat the scraps together, sprinkling on a little buttermilk to keep dough soft, and cut out more biscuits.

  • Bake until golden brown, 20 to 30 minutes.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens have not it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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