Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

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Biscuits are a comforting food and to me qualifies as both going with a dessert as well as savory dishes. I grew up using biscuits sometimes as spoons for mopping up leftover gravy on my plate.

My grandma loved dipping them into buttermilk and eating them just like that. Sometimes I even like to frost them with cream cheese or vanilla, even chocolate icing. 

Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits

Course: Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet


  • 2 c. all purpose flour

  • 1 tbsp. baking powder

  • 2 tsp. sugar

  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda

  • 1/2 c. shortening

  • 2/3 c. buttermilk or sour milk


  • In a medium mixing bowl stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, salt, and baking soda. 
  • Cut in shortening until mixture resembles course crumbs. Make a well in center of dry mixture, then add buttermilk or sour milk all at once.
  • Using a fork, stir just until moistened. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.
  • Quickly knead the dough by gently folding and pressing the dough for 10-12 strokes or until the dough is nearly smooth. 
  • Pat or lightly roll dough to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut dough with a floured 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter, dipping the cutter into flour between cuts.
  • Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the biscuits are done. 
  • Remove biscuits from the baking sheet and serve hot. Makes 10-12.
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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.