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Southern-style Buttermilk Biscuits

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Serves about 12 | Prep Time 15 min. | Cook Time 12 to 15 min.

Why I Love This Recipe

The base of this recipe comes from an old Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. I changed things here and there and came up with a biscuit that even my Yankee husband loves to eat!

Ingredients You'll Need

2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 t. salt
1 T. baking powder
2 T. lard, chilled (yes, lard)
2 T. butter, chilled
3/4 c. buttermilk
flour for dusting work area
melted butter


In a medium sized bowl, sift flour, salt and baking powder.

Using a pastry blender, add lard and butter.

Cut it in until pieces are about the size of pea gravel.

Make a well in the center of the mixture.

Pour buttermilk into center of well.

Stir with a fork until dough comes together. Do not overmix.

Turn out onto clean counter top dusted with flour.

Knead about 6 to 8 times.

Roll out dough to about 1/2 inch thick

Cut with biscuit cutter.

Gather any scraps and lightly knead them together

Cut with biscuit cutter.

Any remaining scraps should not be kneaded again.

Place on a baking sheet and brush with melted butter

Place in a 450 degree oven

Bake for 12 to 15 min or until tops are golden brown.

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