Recipes

Buttermilk Biscuits


February 23, 2016 By:
Prep:
30 minutes
Cook:
10 minutes
Serves:
8 biscuits
A classic comfort food, these divine buttermilk biscuits will melt in your mouth and leave you reaching for another!

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine flour with salt and baking powder and mix well with a pastry blender.
  2. Slice off the frozen lard and cut it into the flour mix with the pastry blender. Don’t overdo the mixing – that’s the #1 cause of “tough” biscuits.
  3. Slice off the butter and cut this lightly into the mixture; it should be coarse, with lumps of lard and butter.
  4. With a large spoon, gently stir in the buttermilk. You may need a little more or less than ¾ cup – depends on how thick your buttermilk is. You want a moist but not wet consistency to the biscuit dough. Do not overmix this – it should be just barely blended.
  5. Turn the biscuit dough out onto a floured board or counter and set the oven to 425° to pre-heat. Dust the dough and your hands and gently coax the dough into a round shape a little thicker than one inch.
  6. Tuck the rough edges under so the round of dough is smooth.
  7. Cut out biscuits with a biscuit cutter or a small glass. Take care to push straight down to cut the biscuits – if you twist the glass the biscuits won’t rise as high.
  8. Arrange the cut-out biscuits on an ungreased sheet or pan – they’ll rise better if they’re tucked in snugly or at least touching in the pan.
  9. Set the pan in the middle of the oven and turn heat down to 400° or just a bit more. Bake 10-12 minutes or till the bottoms of the biscuits are light golden brown.
  10. Serve with butter and enjoy!