Buttermilk Biscuits

I remember learning to make these when I was really young. My first experience baking them was in a wood stove! While I’m thankful for modern conveniences nothing compares to the taste of those first biscuits I made.

A lot of people shy away from making biscuits from scratch but they are really quite simple. The unbaked biscuits also freeze well for later use!

Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits


  • 3 c. Self Rising Flour
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1 1/2 c. Buttermilk (you can use regular milk and add 1 T. Vinegar)
  • 1/4 butter, melted (optional)


Preheat oven to 400.

Grease a baking pan well. (Slather it on so those biscuits will slide right off.)

First, mix your shortening and flour together just until it resembles grains of rice. (This can be also be done in the stand mixer.)

Next, add the buttermilk and mix just until blended. or if using a stand mixer mix it on low just until it forms a ball.

Now comes the fun part or at least that what my kids say.

Sprinkle a bit of flour on a clean work surface.

Scrape the ball of dough onto the floured surface.

Using a biscuit cutter or small glass, cut out the biscuits and place them on the greased pan. (You can also use a pizza cutter to cut them into squares.)

Brush the tops with melted butter, if desired.

Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until browned.

Enjoy with butter, jelly, honey, molasses, or as Biscuits ‘N Gravy.

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