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Homemade Biscuits

Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


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


  • 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


  • 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.


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