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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mom’s Buttermilk Biscuits

Honey dipper
Marc O'Finley

This was one of Mom’s favorite biscuit recipes.  In fact, the recipe card looks well used with many splatters on it.  It was biscuit paradise every time she baked them. 

There’s nothing that says homemade quite as much as fresh, flaky biscuits straight from the oven.  These are the warm biscuits you set out wrapped in a napkin and piled high in a basket ~ the kind you want to slather with butter and then pour on the honey or a teaspoon of jam.  Or, maybe you just want them for sopping up the gravy!

These biscuits are so easy to make and so tenderly delicious that after baking them, you will declare them you’re one true biscuit to go back to time and again.  There are few ingredients with the perfect combination to enable them to raise high and mighty.  You’ll just have to make them yourself to find out amazingly delicious they are!

Mom’s Buttermilk Biscuits


2 cups flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup shortening
2/3 cup buttermilk


Heat oven to 450 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt.
Work in the shortening with a pastry blender, two knives or your fingers until a coarse meal.
Add buttermilk, stirring until just combined.
Knead dough on a floured surface 10-15 times.
Roll out dough 1/2 ” thick.
Cut into rounds.
Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes until lightly browned.
Makes approximately 15 biscuits

Ummm, ummm, good!

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Esther said...

these biscuits look very nice and what a coincidence! I just made some drop biscuits yesterday with pretty much the same recipe, different proportions and with butter instead of shortening.

Dedene said...

Those look great! My mom used to make wonderful biscuits, but I never learned how.
Happy Mother's Day a bit late!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

Honey and biscuits - my, those photos are perfectly paired!


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Yummy honey, they look amazing. Diane

Debbi Smith said...

I wish I wasn't trying to lose weight, I'd love to make biscuits more often with meals! they tend to be more rare now and only when there isn't another grain being served. These look absolutely delicious!! Thanks!

Jacqueline said...

I try to stay away from bread in general, but these biscuits look great!...Have a great weekend Pam...Kisses to M/M!

My cooking experiments said...

The biscuits look delicious!

Julie M. said...

Mmmmm. I love a good biscuit. These look tasty!

Danielle said...

ya, I'd like to have one or two of those...i love a good biscuit!

Joanne said...

Nothing more comforting than a good biscuit! These look so good.

Katy ~ said...

I love a good biscuit, yum!! On Sundays at my grandmother's house it was often homemade biscuits with chicken fricasse. Oooh the tasty memories...I never learned to make biscuits the way she did. Will have to give your recipe a try. Thanks for sharing a family recipe. Those are the best.

Pam said...

Esther, yours sound good also with the butter! Love that butter!

Dedene, thanks for the MD wishes! The biscuits are easy to make.

Laura PARING DOWN, thanks! I couldn't resist the honey pic!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente, thank you! And they're delicious also!

Debbi Smith, I hear you and can empathize with you! I think I could eat them every day but, no way!

Jacqueline, that's great and why you are nice and trim! Thanks for the M&M kisses and the same to yours! Cheers!

My cooking experiments, thank you for stopping by!

Julie M., me too! Have a good weekend!

Danielle, wish I could pass the biscuit basket to you! Thanks!

Joanne, right on! Thanks for the visit!

Katy ~ Oh, I remember those Sunday's at Grandma's very well. They knew how to do it! The chicken fricassee sounds so delicious!

symphonious sweets said...

Stopping by for one of these yummy biscuits!

Pam said...

symphonious sweets, hope you liked them! Thanks for stopping by!

Mimi said...

Nothing like a fresh,tender biscuit. Those look yummy.

Pam said...

Mimi, I agree all the way! Thanks!

Karen said...

I love going through recipes and finding cards with splatters on them, or smudges in cookbooks. Then I come across one of my Mom's recipes that she'd handwritten. I treasure those.

Pam said...

Karen, I have so many of them, mainly from Mom. The only thing is, she wrote down the ingredients on a lot of them without writing the directions. Makes it interesting!

The Sweet Maison said...

Hi Pam, your biscuits look fabulous :) It's hard to find biscuits here unless you have to bake yourself and If I want to make my own, will definitely think of your recipe.

Pam said...

The Sweet Maison, thanks so much! They are tender delicious biscuits and easy enough to bake!

Shamrocks and Shenanigans said...

Buttermilk really does make all the difference on biscuits!!! Great recipe!
Shamrocks and Shenanigans

Pam said...

S and S, buttermilk makes them light and delicious! Thanks!

Terrianne, Call me Ree said...

Hi Pam,

These look delicious. I love the addition of buttermilk. I've been making my own and using it in nearly everything. Do you make yours also? I prefer it to store bought.

Biscuits, with honey and butter...Mmm. I could eat just that as a meal. So yummy!