Sara's Biscuit Recipe

Sara's Biscuit Recipe

Sheltering in place for me just meant that I am not on the road. But it did not mean any less work either. However, being home for an extended period allowed the a little bit of time to do things like bake and craft. After seeing a post from Tammy Jones on IG making her very first biscuits, I was hungry. It has been years since I last made biscuits…like over 15. Nothing the present.

With limited ingredients I searched the internet for a recipe and while the outcome was good, it wasn’t THAT good. Definitely not good enough to repeat or worth the calories. I definitely needed to try again. 

Remembering a friend had bragged about having a great recipe, I reached out and got it. I gathered the ingredients on my next shopping trip (11 days later). And Voila! It was well worth the wait because the results were amazing and it was soooo easy.

I hope you enjoy these as I have.

Buttermilk Biscuits

2 cup flour
4 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¾ tsp salt (scant)
2 tbsp butter, unsalted, very cold (1 oz)
2 tbsp shortening (like Crisco), very cold (1 oz)
1 cup buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients.

Cut in shortening with fork or fingers (do quickly if hands because fat will warm). I used all butter because I don’t like to keep shortening in the pantry. TIP: freeze the butter and grate it instead of cutting.

Stir in buttermilk and stir until just combined. Roll out, keep them thick, like an 1” Straight cut – do not twist your cutter I like to crowd the pan – so I get some with crusty edges and some softer.

But you can do them on a sheet tray as usual too. Brush with butter 450˚F for 18-22 minutes depending on how you placed them and your oven.
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