Buttermilk Biscuits


I used to love spending the weekend at my grandmothers because I always knew I would be woken up by the smell of her buttermilk biscuits. This is really the best biscuit recipe I have ever tried; I hope you enjoy it as well. After I was married and moved away from home, I would crave her biscuits so she sent me a recipe card. Notice how it only lists the ingredients, as she does not measure.


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 F. In a cup add milk and vinegar; allow to sit at least 5 minutes or just use 1 cup buttermilk if on hand. Meanwhile in a medium sized bowl add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, mix well. Add shortening and mix until dough is course. Add milk mixture or buttermilk, mix fast not kneading, it is important not to knead or mix this dough a lot.
  2. Add dough onto a non-stick baking mat or lightly floured board. Dough should be sticky so do not add more flour. With a biscuit cutter or glass quickly cut biscuits. If you like fluffy biscuits then do not roll the dough to flat. Place biscuits on a cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes, until golden.

Yields: 8 biscuits


  1. Cami

    Can you use butter instead of shortening in this recipe? If not what kind of shorting do you use?

  2. Mary

    Love the recipes!

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