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!