Buttermilk biscuits recipe

Soft, flaky and perfect for butter and jelly

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While the recipe is good and reliable, the most important thing is the technique one must hone and perfect!

Beautiful buttermilk biscuits

Makes about 10


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2-3 heaping tablespoons shortening
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-4 tablespoons buttermilk


  1. In a bowl, using a pastry cutter, fork or two knives, cut the shortening into the flour.
  2. Make a small well in the mixture and fill it with buttermilk.
  3. Stir briefly and add more buttermilk if the dough is too dry to come together.
  4. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  5. Knead just until dough comes together and pat out to about a 1/2-inch thickness.
  6. Cut out the biscuits and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Turn on the broiler for the last minute or so to brown the tops, but watch them closely -- nobody wants burned biscuits!

Honey cinnamon butter


  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 tablespoons butter


  1. Mix ingredients together in a small bowl until combined. Refrigerate for at least an hour to harden before using.

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