Southern-style Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Cooking Time: 12 to 15 min.
  • Servings: about 12
  • Preparation Time: 15 min.
  • 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
  1. In a medium sized bowl, sift flour, salt and baking powder.
  2. Using a pastry blender, add lard and butter.
  3. Cut it in until pieces are about the size of pea gravel.
  4. Make a well in the center of the mixture.
  5. Pour buttermilk into center of well.
  6. Stir with a fork until dough comes together. Do not overmix.
  7. Turn out onto clean counter top dusted with flour.
  8. Knead about 6 to 8 times.
  9. Roll out dough to about 1/2 inch thick
  10. Cut with biscuit cutter.
  11. Gather any scraps and lightly knead them together
  12. Cut with biscuit cutter.
  13. Any remaining scraps should not be kneaded again.
  14. Place on a baking sheet and brush with melted butter
  15. Place in a 450 degree oven
  16. Bake for 12 to 15 min or until tops are golden brown.
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!