This is a taste alike recipe for buttermilk biscuits from a Southern fast food chain.

Cher

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
16 biscuits
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar and baking powder. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 2 cups buttermilk, mixing just enough for dough to come together.

  • Roll dough out until 1 inch thick. Cut into rounds with a biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on prepared baking pan. Brush biscuits with 2 tablespoons buttermilk.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, until golden.

Nutrition Facts

400 calories; protein 8.3g; carbohydrates 50.1g; fat 18.2g; cholesterol 2.6mg; sodium 907mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2010
Great biscuits - very easy to make. I cut the recipe in half and used butter-flavored shortening and upped the sugar to a Tbsp. After mixing the dough together I let it set in the fridge for a few hours before rolling it out and cuttting it. I didn't brush the biscuits with buttermilk but with melted butter during the last five minutes of baking. They come out light moist and fluffy. Plus they rise nice and high. Overall very good especially the next day with butter and jelly. Read More
(55)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/19/2006
My husband's great grandmother made the best (so I've heard) buttermilk biscuits on Earth. She passed it down to his grandmother she passed it down to his mother and she passed it down to me. I decided to be prissy and find another recipe for buttermilk biscuits. These aren't as good as Mawmaw's. My husband says they taste like the biscuits he loves at a small country resturaunt but I think there's something missing. Strange because Mawmaw's recipe only calls for 3 ingredients: self-rising flour shortening and buttermilk. Read More
(10)
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2010
Great biscuits - very easy to make. I cut the recipe in half and used butter-flavored shortening and upped the sugar to a Tbsp. After mixing the dough together I let it set in the fridge for a few hours before rolling it out and cuttting it. I didn't brush the biscuits with buttermilk but with melted butter during the last five minutes of baking. They come out light moist and fluffy. Plus they rise nice and high. Overall very good especially the next day with butter and jelly. Read More
(55)
Rating: 4 stars
03/26/2006
These biscuits had a very good flavor. I didn't have self-rising flour so added 1 1/4 tsp baking powder and pinch of salt for each cup flour. They didn't darken but were a light golden brown. Read More
(35)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2004
Delicious biscuits!! These biscuits taste like the ones my southern grandmother made when I was a child. My daughter loved these and I will definitely be using this recipe again and again. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/18/2006
My husband's great grandmother made the best (so I've heard) buttermilk biscuits on Earth. She passed it down to his grandmother she passed it down to his mother and she passed it down to me. I decided to be prissy and find another recipe for buttermilk biscuits. These aren't as good as Mawmaw's. My husband says they taste like the biscuits he loves at a small country resturaunt but I think there's something missing. Strange because Mawmaw's recipe only calls for 3 ingredients: self-rising flour shortening and buttermilk. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2003
oh what can i say yummy homemade taste. thank you so much for sharing your recipe cher. Read More
(7)
Rating: 4 stars
10/20/2005
Very good with great flavor. A little more crispy on the bottom than I like but next time i will try 350 instead of 400. This is the first time i have found a recipe that worked for me. I usually use a mix. Thanks very much Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2011
there were light and fluffy and really yummy. i used plain yoghurt as i didnt have any buttermilk worked fine i thought next time i would try flavoured yoghurt for a sweet one. =D Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2005
The biscuits were nice and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. By themselves they had very little flavor but with a little sausage gravy or some honey and butter they were ok. I did not roll out the biscuits and cut them but I formed them loosely by hand to avoid overmixing. Even after doing that the biscuits did not rise very much. I also had to cook them a few minutes longer under the broiler to get the tops to brown. Read More
(3)
Rating: 2 stars
08/14/2004
Texture was OK but not as light or fluffy as I would have liked. Also the biscuit was pretty much flavorless! They may be palatable if soaked in gravy. Read More
(3)
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