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Southern Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe


  • 4 cups flour you can use white, wheat, or a combination of both
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons shortening I use palm shortening
  • 2 cups buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 425 F / 220 C.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add in cold butter and shortening and cut in until mixture is crumbly.
    butter ready cut into dry ingredients
  • Add buttermilk and combine just until all flour mixture is mixed in.  BE GENTLE!
    dough ready to be either dropped or lightly pressed and cut into shapes
  • Pat out very lightly on a floured board until about ½ to ¾ inch thick.
  • Using a biscuit cutter, or other sharp end (not a glass!*) cut out your biscuits.
    heart-shaped buttermilk biscuits
  • Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake in oven for 15-18 minutes until golden brown.