Recipe: Southern Style Buttermilk Biscuits

Southern Style Buttermilk Biscuits
Delicious southern-style buttermilk biscuits. Great with fried chicken or other traditional southern dish. Also great with sausage and egg to make your own homemade breakfast sandwich. I had fun making these with my great-grandmother as a child.
  1. 4 cups flour
  2. 3 tablespoon baking powder
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  6. 2 cups buttermilk, chilled
  1. Preheat oven to 450ºF.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Using your fingertips or pastry cutter, combine shortening with dry ingredients until mixture has a crumbled texture.
  4. Pour in buttermilk and combine until dough forms. Dough will be sticky.
  5. Turn dough onto floured surface and fold 7-8 times.
  6. Gently roll dough to 1 1/4 inch thickness.
  7. Cut out biscuits with a 3-inch cutter and place on baking sheet 1/4 inch apart.
  8. Reform dough, roll and continue cutting.
  9. Bake until biscuits are a golden light brown on top, approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter (optional).
  1. Tip: I often make a large batch of these in advance and freeze them. They are easy to heat and serve as needed.
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  1. I tried to download this recipe to Gourmet Recipe Manager, in Ubuntu. It says you blocked the permissions based in my browser configuration 🙁

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