Buttermilk Biscuits

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
25 min

Yield:
9 biscuits
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
the first time i tried it was delicous item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Used half butter and half shortening - amazing biscuits!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved it item not reviewed by moderator and published
These are wonderful, but I think I made them better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very basic easy just never over mix a biscuit dough they will come out heavy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will attempt these again using 1 tsp. salt, instead of 1 Tbs. Then we'll see. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Did you really mean 1 tablespoon of salt. They were nasty! I will try them again with 1 tsp of salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was easy to make and delicious, but yes, I would add less salt. item not reviewed by moderator and published
too much salt! there is no way 1 tablespoon is right! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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.) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was the best biscuits I have every baked.They were light and just the right flavor and taste. My daughter loved them. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
First time I ever tried to make homemade biscuits. If was very easy and the result was great! Felt like a pro. item not reviewed by moderator and published
After experimenting with so many recipes finally a biscuit recipe that is consistent.Tyler should be an Iron CHEF!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy recipe with a great result what more could you ask for. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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 item not reviewed by moderator and published
I normaly love Tyler's recipes, but this one had a bad taste and heavy. It just was not good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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! item not reviewed by moderator and published
These biscuits were terrible. They were not fluffy, the biscuits were bland, and they had a strange brown color (they were not burnt.) Anyway, my girlfriend made me these biscuits and we ended up gettting in an argument because I made a face of discust when I ate the biscuit. If you appreciate your palate, and your relationship DO NOT try these item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used an organic, natural shortening purchased at a whole foods store. It is non-hydrogenated & has no trans fats, but works/tastes just like the old-fashioned kind. It worked perfectly. These were the easiest and tastiest biscuits I've ever made. My family and neighbors gobbled them up in seconds! item not reviewed by moderator and published
these are really easy to make and tasted great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband loves biscuits so I always try different recipes for him. This has been the best one by far. Just remember not to over knead. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made these biscuits for my husband, and friends - I can't eat them because I am gluten intolerant. But everyone loved them so much, they ask me all the time to make them more. They say they were the best biscuits they ever had. So thank you for this recipe. It was great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm working on my biscuit skills, so it's possible I did something wrong. These biscuits did rise nicely, and were flaky. But they turned out awfully salty! My husband and I debated why; there's a whole TBSP of salt in the recipe, but it balances with the other ingredients, so maybe it's just us. They also turned out kind of brown-- and not because I cooked them too long. I think the buttermilk overbrowned them. So be careful with the salt, and if you have very sensitive palettes to it, maybe try a different recipe. Basically, though, for the amount of work it took to the pleasure I got out of them, I would have rathered the ready-made stuff! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Light, fluffy, tender. good taste and best of all easy to make! item not reviewed by moderator and published
these biscuts were amazing. I made them for breakfast one time. they dissapeard in 1 minute item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mine were so flaky they puffed up and almost tipped over!!! Throw your bisquik away!!! You'll never need it again, best part is it's just as easy!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
At the suggestions of more than one reviewer, I reduced the amount of salt to one teaspoon. I used butter instead of shortening, so I'm not sure how that really alters the recipe, but it turned out like biscuits and they're pretty tasty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I took everyone's good advice and changed the salt to 1 tsp (although you could go to 1 1/2 tsp) but kept the baking powder at 1 TBSP. I also used 1/2 cup shortening and 1/2 cup butter. They turned out very tasty and nice and high- really lovely. I will use this (adjusted) recipe again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Best biscuits I've ever made. The first time I made them, I followed the advise of cutting back on the salt so many ppl said, but the biscuits turned out bland. The second time I followed the recipe exactly as Tyler has it and they turned out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Is there an error in the recipe? I have tried to make these twice, and both times they were way too salty, even for the kids. They were fluffy, however, and looked nice. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tyler's recipe was perfect and it was so easy. The biscuits were out of this world and I've never made fresh bicuits before. Tyler rocks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have not been successful at biscuits until I tried it Tyler's way. These biscuits were absolutely wonderful! I substituted cold unsalted butter for the shortening. They're very buttery and yummy! Love ya Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
How did this get 4 stars!! This is an awful recipe. Please fix it before another family breakfast is ruined!! I doubled the batch, used 2 Tablespoons of salt (as recipe calls for), and the biscuits were awful!! If you are unfortunate enough to follow this recipe, cut the salt in half if not in a fourth. So salty you couldn't taste the gravy or anything else. If you've ever gone swimming in the ocean and got a mouthful of saltwater, that's what these biscuits will taste like if you follow the recipe. I had to rinse my mouth out with water several times. Overkill? Yes, but I don't want you making the same mistake I did by following this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
just how i'd expect a biscut to taste like item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not the light, flaky, fluffy biscuits I had hoped for! Harder biscuits...of course it could be the cook's fault! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I watched these being made and when my sister invited me over that night for chicken fried steak, I said---"MMMM I'll bring some biscuits!!" I made a special trip for buttermilk just so they'd be perfect, and I doubled the recipe since there was going to be a crowd. I don't know how a tablespoon of salt could be right. My doubled recipe had two tablespoons of salt and when I tasted the dough I knew something was wrong. They were HORRIBLE! So salty and barely edible. Let's just say everyone was polite until I made fun of them myself! I spent a lot of time/ingredients on these, especially with a newborn napping while I made them, I feel like my precious time was wasted! Frustrating! Anyway, cut the salt in half at least! item not reviewed by moderator and published
these buscuits looked great; however, the salty aftertaste was BAD I did not add 1 T of salt so I think that the taste is coming from the baking soda, 2 T. is a lot with 1 T. baking powder. I have a feeling that they may not rise if you use less soda. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is awesome. Definitely reduce the salt to 1 teaspoon. If salt sensitive, cut to 1/2 teaspoon. Also, I reduced the amount of shortening to a 1/2 cup and they were just as good. Thanks Tyler! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe after numerous failed attempts to get my biscuits to rise. It calls for too much salt though...suggest 1 tsp salt and baking powder. At least my husband didn't make fun of me for making another batch of rocks...this one's a keeper, with less salt! Thanks for an easy recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I too thought the recipe called for to much salt, but I followed the recipe anyway against my better judgement. Next time I will also decrease the salt amount to 1 tsp and 1 tsp of baking powder as well. They were very easy to make. Worth trying again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very easy recipe and the biscuits are just like my grandmothers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
ok, in all honesty I had to do these twice because in looking at the recipe, I knew something had to be wrong because the ratio of salt to baking powder to baking soda didn't make sense, but followed the recipe anyway. mistake. went back and tried it the second time, reduced the salt to 1 tsp. much better, although i will need to reduce the baking powder because they rose really high. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were really easy to make and looked great, but were way too salty. If you use less salt they would probably be great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am a carb fan and know a good biscuit. These were so good, except one thing. They have a strong after taste of pure salt. Gross. I suggest using 1 tsp. instead of 1 tbl. Yum. Yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
These were simple to make and tasted very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is just very good...... item not reviewed by moderator and published
The biscuits are delicous. They are really good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a great recipe! I just loved it! It was very easy to make and actually got more biscuits than it called for. I will definitely keep this recipe for all times! It will be a favorite of mine.! Thanks Ty!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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