The Best Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Happy Thursday Y’all!

I’m dedicating this biscuit recipe to my cousin Pat…

It’s time to make the biscuits, making biscuits can be a scary undertaking. However, once you get that first good batch, it’s like breathing. My Aunt Veronica taught me how to make biscuits over 20 years ago, and I haven’t looked back since.

If you live in the South, then you know that cornbread and biscuits are a  staple. They’re both filling and so easy to make. If you’re in need of an easy and delicious cornbread recipe, be sure to click here. I absolutely love bread and I love a good biscuit with jelly, syrup, sausage, or sausage gravy. I’m hungry, so let’s get baking!

As always before we begin cooking, we need a list of ingredients.

Ingredients for Homemade Biscuits

Ingredients of Buttermilk Biscuits

-2  cups of White Lily Self-rising flour

-3 tablespoons of sugar

-1/4 cup of Vegetable shortening

-1/2 cup of White lily flour for the countertop

-2 tablespoons of melted butter to brush onto biscuits

All-Purpose or Self-Rising Flour

All-Purpose Flour or Self-rising flour for homemade biscuits

I have used both in biscuit recipes and I prefer to use self-rising flour. It’s also more convenient because then you don’t need baking powder or baking soda. All the ingredients are already in the self-rising flour. I also feel the biscuits come out fluffier and flakier, but it’s simply about personal preference.

Preparing the Homemade Biscuits Ingredients

Self-rising flour for homemade biscuits

First, in a large mixing bowl we’re going to add 2 cups of White Lily self-rising flour. 

Next, you’ll add  3 tablespoons of sugar in the same  bowl.

Then, whisk the sugar and flour  together.

vegetable shortening for biscuits

Vegetable shortening for Homemade biscuits

After you’re done whisking them together, you will add 1/4 cup of vegetable shortening into the bowl.

Now, you’re going to break up the shortening  with your fingers.

Once you’re finished it should look like little grainy pellets.

Then, add 1 cup of buttermilk. 

Fold your ingredients with a spatula until everything is mixed together.

Preparing the Biscuit Dough

Pour  the 1/2 cup of  extra flour onto your countertop, in order to kneed your dough. You add flour so your dough will no longer be sticky.

Place your dough onto your countertop.

Fold the dough about  six times, in order to give your biscuit layers.

Baking Your Biscuits

Once you’ve finished folding your dough, use your fingertips to kneed into the dough. I do not use a rolling pin with this recipe.

Then, you will cut your biscuits out with a biscuit cutter. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

Buttermilk Biscuits from scratch buttermilk biscuit recipe

Place your biscuits into a cast iron skillet or large baking pan.

**If you’re using a large baking pan, you can use parchment paper or lightly grease your pan with butter or shortening. **

After you place your biscuits into the skillet, brush them with some of the melted butter.

**Don’t forget to save some butter for the finished  product.**

How to Make Homemade buttermilk biscuits

Allow them to cook for about 15-20 minutes on 450 degrees. 

**I have a funny oven, so I raised my rack higher than the middle rack, to ensure that they won’t burn on the bottom. **

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Remove your biscuits from the oven and place them onto a surface, and allow them to cool.

Homemade Buttermilk BiscuitsHow to make a Sausage biscuit from scratch

Now that your biscuits are finished, you can create your own sausage biscuit or add some syrup, or jelly.  This is how we do it in the South. #Country

Hope y’all enjoyed this post, have a wonderful day!

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Homemade Biscuits

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
Servings: 4 people

Equipment

  • Oven
  • Cast iron skillet or large baking pan
  • Small brush

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of White Lily Self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup of Vegetable Shortening
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of spoon melted butter to brush on the finished biscuits

Instructions

  • First, in a large mixing bowl we're going to add 2 cups of White Lily self-rising flour.
  • Next, you'll add  3 tablespoons of sugar in the same  bowl.
  • Then, whisk the sugar and flour  together.
  • After you're done whisking them together, you will add 1/4 cup of vegetable shortening. 
  • Now, you’re going to break up the shortening  with your fingers.
  • Once you’re finished it should look like little grainy pellets.
  • Then, add 1 cup of buttermilk.
  • Fold your ingredients with a spatula until everything is mixed together.
  • Pour  the 1/2 cup of  extra flour onto your countertop, in order to kneed your dough. You add flour so your dough will no longer be sticky.
  • Spread your dough onto your countertop.
  • Fold the dough about  six times, in order to give your biscuit layers.
  • Once you’ve finished folding your dough, use your fingertips to kneed into the dough. I do not use a rolling pin with this recipe.
  • Then, you will cut your biscuits out with a biscuit cutter. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  • Place your biscuits into a cast iron skillet or large baking pan.
    **If you’re using a large baking pan, you can use parchment paper or lightly grease your pan with butter or shortening. **
  • After you place your biscuits into the skillet, brush them with some of the melted butter. 
    **Don’t forget to save some butter for the finished  product.**
  • Allow them to cook for about 15-20 minutes on 450 degrees. 
    **I have a funny oven, so I raised my rack higher than the middle rack, to ensure that they won’t burn on the bottom. **
  • Remove your biscuits from the oven and place them onto a surface, and allow them to cool.

Notes

Now that your biscuits are finished, you can add some syrup or jelly, this is how we do it in the South. #Country
 

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