This biscuit recipe is from the deep south. It's been handed down from generation to generation because they are the real, melt-in-your mouth, fluffy biscuits of yesteryear. No dry biscuits here!
Biscuits are a great accompaniment to so many dinners. They can also be a nice snack for any time of the day, or a part of a hearty breakfast. They're truly one of the most versatile foods out there, and they're so yummy at the same time!
Keep this recipe bookmarked so you can return to it whenever you need it. The ingredients required are few. Aside from the buttermilk, you likely already have all of these ingredients on hand. Homemade biscuits are a lot better than tube biscuits!
Have your kids give you a hand with this great recipe. They'll learn some valuable skills along the way, and you'll all make great memories together. This will be a recipe you can pass on to them when they're adults. It's meant to stay in families for generations!
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons butter, cubed
3/4 cup buttermilk
Makes 9 biscuits
1. Set the oven rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Prepare a 14 inch by 16 inch baking sheet by greasing it or using a silicone liner.
3. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Work in butter with your fingers until butter pieces are the size of small peas.
4. Add buttermilk and work in gently. Knead twice in the bowl.
5. Place dough on a floured surface. Knead gently two times. Sprinkle lightly with flour and pat into a circle 1/2 inch thick.
6. Cut out 2 1/2 inch biscuits using a biscuit cutter dipped in flour. Press cutter straight down and lift up, do not twist or biscuits will not rise.
7. Transfer biscuits to baking sheet using a wide floured spatula. Gather up scraps, reshape dough, and cut out more biscuits.
8. Bake 12 – 13 minutes, or until lightly browned.
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