Almost every Sunday morning, like clockwork, “The BEST Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits” make an appearance on our breakfast table. It may have something to do with how easy they are – and how fabulous they are with my Sausage Gravy! 😉
This is one of those recipes I’ve had forever – but never really used until a few months ago. To tell you the truth, I love Bisquick. A lot. I use it in so many things! I always figured making from-scratch biscuits would be “too much work”. After deciding we were paying waaaaaay too much for Bisquick and other “convenience” products at the store, I decided it was time to break out some of the old recipes and make some of this stuff for myself. Not to mention, I love the idea of knowing exactly what is in what my family is eating – I can control the quality!
I always make the last bit of the biscuit dough into a heart << you can see it on Instagram by clicking this link>> ….. and my kiddos always fight about who is going to get it. I usually give it to Brian or one of the younger kiddos …. and sometimes, I just use my heart cookie cutter and make all of the biscuits hearts so no one feel s left out! 😉
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 4 tbsp. butter, melted (optional)
- Preheat oven to 450°F.
- In a medium bowl, cut the shortening into the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt with a pastry blender or by crisscrossing 2 knives, until the mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in the buttermilk until the dough comes together and leaves the side of the bowl. (The dough will be soft and sticky).
- Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead lightly 10 times. Roll or pat in ½-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 2½-in. biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet about 1-inch apart for crusty sides - or touching for soft sides.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately brush with melted butter and remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1943Total Fat: 107gSaturated Fat: 27gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 1399mgFiber: 7gSugar: 22gProtein: 32g
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