Buttermilk Biscuits

Total Time:
55 min
30 min
25 min

9 biscuits


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. Cut in the shortening using a pastry blender or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center and add 1 cup buttermilk. Using your hands, quickly fold the dry ingredients into the buttermilk until a sticky dough forms. You may need to add more buttermilk.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Gently fold the dough over itself 3 or 4 times to create layers. Press the dough out to 1 1/2-inches thick and cut with a floured 3-inch biscuit cutter. Lay the biscuits on an ungreased cookie sheet and brush the tops with buttermilk. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until risen and golden brown.

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    turned out pefect at 25 mins. thank you for recipe
    the first time i tried it was delicous
    Excellent, easy and delicious. If I wanted the biscuit to be a little less salty, how much would I reduce the salt? Directions were excellent, can't say enough good about this recipe.
    Made the bisquits step by step .seemed alittle salty even though I used all the right measurements. buttermilk on tops needs to be very very light. I brushed it on and it seemed to settle in grooves and it was kinda weird. leave off if you don't like buttermilk taste.
    Used half butter and half shortening - amazing biscuits!!!
    Loved it
    These are wonderful, but I think I made them better.
    First, I cut the salt in half. 1 T is just too much to me. And in half, the salt was right on for our taste.

    I have been making biscuits with butter and self-rising flour and like them for their simplicity. But I wanted to give an all purpose flour recipe a shot. I didn't really feel like this gave a compelling reason to abandon my other biscuits.

    However, I do think it is more "honest" biscuit if you're adding the leaven. This felt more like Grandma's biscuits. But what I produced following this recipe didn't overly impress me.

    But I'm not sure that the difference in what he calls 'ultimate' and what I had was not the chef. His definitely looked great.
    I had been looking for the closest recipe to my grandmothers and I actually found a good one. Instead of brushing with the B.milk, I use melted butter and line my cast iron skillets with butter as well. Delicious !! I didn't have any problems with the salt at all. Butter flavored shortening is also my favorite.
    I was in a rush to make these and didn't read the reviews first. I wish I had, since 1 TBSP of salt is definitely too much. Other than that, the biscuits were easy to make and super fluffy. I used sea salt and I do believe that is the only reason these were edible...table salt likely would have made them inedible. Next time I think I will use only 1/2 TBSP of salt.

    Great recipe except for the salt!
    Very basic easy just never over mix a biscuit dough they will come out heavy.
    I will attempt these again using 1 tsp. salt, instead of 1 Tbs. Then we'll see.
    These biscuits were delicious. Best homemade biscuits ever. I wrote down the salt as 1 tsp instead of 1 Tb & mine came out perfect. My son said they were better than KFC's. LOL.
    Did you really mean 1 tablespoon of salt. They were nasty! I will try them again with 1 tsp of salt.
    It was easy to make and delicious, but yes, I would add less salt.
    too much salt! there is no way 1 tablespoon is right!
    the recipe is almost perfect. He revised the recipe though. So if you haven't made these yet then stop, search under biscuits and look for Tylers "Better Buttermilk Biscuits"
    He fixed the recipe and they are much better. I did 1/2 the recipe cause it was just for my husband and I and I had the dough chill for about 30 while I waited for my main dish to finish baking and they were wonderful and flakey and moist! (I used butter flavored vegetable shortening.)
    This recipe was the best biscuits I have
    every baked.They were light and just the
    right flavor and taste. My daughter loved them.
    These are simply the best bicuits I've EVER made. Simple, basic and hearty enough to hold even the most savory of sausage gravy. Light and Fluffy. The key is: DON'T over mix the dough.
    First time I ever tried to make homemade biscuits. If was very easy and the result was great! Felt like a pro.
    After experimenting with so many recipes finally a biscuit recipe that is consistent.Tyler should be an Iron CHEF!!!!!!!
    I love tyler but these biscuits were very hard and heavy . I have tried them three times and the same outcome, very dry also. Sorry try another recipe if you are looking for moist biscuits. Sorry Tyler.
    Just wanted to let you know that I believe that the measurement is incorrect for the amount of salt I feel it should be one teaspoon not a tablespoon, the biscuits were so fluffy and beautiful but they were way too salty. I can only imagine how nice they would have looked if the salt had not effected the rising. I questioned the amount but figured it must be right. I had all my girlfriends over for dinner and felt bad that no one could enjoy the biscuits
    The biscuits are flat and and didn't fluff up at all. They were the same size as when they went in. I was just dissapointed.
    I followed this recipe almost to the letter, but substituted 1/2 cup unsalted butter for half the veg. shortening and reduced the amount of salt from 1 Tablespoon to 1 1/2 teaspoons. If you don't overwork the dough, these will come out light, fluffy and delicious. Thanks, Tyler, for an easy, simple biscuit recipe.
    I used 1/2 T salt and real organic lard from a local supplier (It tastes MUCH different from the garbage you buy at the store!) instead of the veg. shortning. They turned out wonderful. Crisp on the outside , light on the inside. Just like a good' ol Southern buscuit.
    Easy recipe with a great result what more could you ask for.
    i love you your really hot and handsome. i love your shows and your food LOVE YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH I WANT TO MARRY ME MEET ME AT MALL OF AMERICA AT 3:00 PM DECEMBER 1,2007 LOVE YOU MY PHONE NUMBER IS (540)- 371-5990
    I normaly love Tyler's recipes, but this one had a bad taste and heavy. It just was not good.
    these biscuits were so very wonderful. crispy flaky outside and they rose a mile high! the insides were soft and fluffy. we all ate 2 or 3 each. you are the man tyler!
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