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Best Buttermilk Biscuits

Rated as 4.48 out of 5 Stars
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"This recipe makes fluffy, light, and tasty biscuits."
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Ingredients

55 m servings 170
Original recipe yields 12 servings (1 dozen biscuits)

Directions

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  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Sift flour and baking soda together in a large bowl; cut in shortening with a knife or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the mixture and stir in buttermilk until a soft ball forms. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 2 to 3 minutes. Roll dough out to a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle.
  3. Cut biscuits out with biscuit cutter and transfer to a baking sheet.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until tops are light brown and sides begin to darken, about 10 minutes. Remove biscuits to cool completely on a wire rack.

Footnotes

  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 170 calories; 9.3 18.4 3 < 1 345 Full nutrition

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I don't make biscuits often, tho' curiously I've made them twice this week. Both these and Kentucky Biscuits, also from this site, were winners. Tender, fluffy and light, these are equally as g...

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'Made these & "Buttermilk Biscuits I". I liked the other ones better. These were okay, but need some tweaking to be better than that. The flour, shortening, buttermilk ratio seemed near perfe...

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I don't make biscuits often, tho' curiously I've made them twice this week. Both these and Kentucky Biscuits, also from this site, were winners. Tender, fluffy and light, these are equally as g...

I will definitely make it again. They were perfectly fluffy and delicious. I love them! P.S. If you don't have butter milk you can mix 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar, with 1 cup ...

I brushed each biscuit with melted butter before baking them in the oven. One of the BEST biscuits I've ever made. Light, fluffy and absolutely delicious. We ate every single one of them.

For only four ingredients, these are terrific! I probably should've made them a little bigger, but they rolled out perfectly, and the dough was very easy to work with. They have a little crisp...

This is definitely my go-to recipe for biscuits. They turn out perfectly every single time, and people beg me to make them. Don't knead the dough though, as this makes it too tough. Just is it e...

I make strawberry shortcake with a biscuit shortcake. I've tried a lot od recipes, but this was the best I've found so far. I used softened butter instead of shortening and added a half cup of s...

I've been using this site for many years without registering; I registered JUST to review these biscuits. They are fantastic! Followed recipe exactly 3 times so far and they come perfect every t...

These are very very good. There were no leftovers after dinner. Something is missing though, and I can't figure out what it is. The texture of these biscuits is amazing, and they are very quick ...

These were very good! Super simple to make, rose beautifully and tasted great (mine were kinda ugly looking, but it didn't matter, lol). My only thing is that I think they could use a bit of sal...