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Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk; stir just until the dough clings together. Generously brush the tops of biscuits with buttermilk. You can have Buttermilk Biscuits using 7 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you cook it.
Ingredients of Buttermilk Biscuits
- It’s 1 cup of Milk.
- Prepare 1 tsp of vinegar, white, apple or lemon juice.
- Prepare 2 cup of All-Purpose Flour (you could also use whole wheat flour for part of the 2 cups).
- Prepare 4 tsp of Baking Powder.
- It’s 1/2 tsp of Baking Soda.
- Prepare 1/2 tsp of Salt.
- It’s 1/3 cup of Oil.
Transfer biscuits to a wire rack to cool. These Classic Southern Buttermilk Biscuits are light, tender, and the perfect match for a slice of ham, melted butter and honey, your favorite jam, or smothered in country gravy! More tips for making perfect homemade biscuits. The butter and buttermilk should be cold and used straight from the fridge.
Buttermilk Biscuits step by step
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Combine milk and vinegar. Stir. Set aside..
- In a bowl, put in all dry ingredients. Stir with a wisk..
- Make a well in the center and pour in milk and oil. Stir to combine..
- Sprinkle a teaspoon of flour over dough and gently knead or fold the dough with spoon. Repeat once or twice until dough is much less sticky..
- Prepare a cookie sheet with Pam or Parchment Paper. Drop dough onto cookie sheet 2 inches apart..
- Bake for 8 – 9 minutes..
- Option: You can also add shredded cheddar cheese. Add the cheese to dough at end. Fold in. Drop on a cookie sheet and put a pinch of cheese on top..
- I also used these biscuits for my Chicken and Dumplings. Check it out https://cookpad.com/us/recipes/367051-easy-chicken-dumplings.
The visible bits of cold butter throughout the dough is what creates the flaky layers and rise. Sift flour and baking soda together in a large bowl; cut in shortening with a knife or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the mixture and stir in buttermilk until a soft ball forms. This recipe came from my great-great-grandmother, and was handed down to all the women in my family, and we are all Southern. I am the first one to commit the sin of using a food processor (lol) but I find it works very well.