How Do You Make Buttermilk Biscuits From Scratch?

How Do You Make Buttermilk Biscuits From Scratch?

How Do You Make Buttermilk Biscuits From Scratch?

To make buttermilk biscuits from scratch, all you need is three simple ingredients: flour, vegetable shortening and buttermilk. Use White Lily self-rising baking flour for soft and tender biscuits every time.

Preheat an oven to 475 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly coat a rimmed baking sheet or cast iron skillet with vegetable oil, then set aside. Add 2 cups of White Lily self-rising flour to a large mixing bowl. Cut in 1/4 cup of vegetable shortening with a pastry blender until well-combined and the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 3/4 cup of buttermilk into flour mixture gently and slowly until just combined, being careful not to over-mix.

Pour biscuit dough out onto floured pastry cloth, paper towels or dough board. A plain cutting board works just as well. Gently pat out dough, or roll carefully until dough mixture is about 1/2-inch thick. Using a 2-inch biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and lay them onto a prepared pan about 1/2 inch apart to allow for rising.

You can also use the rim of a drinking glass for this process. When using a drinking glass, make sure to lightly flour the edges of the glass, so the dough does not stick to the rim. Place the biscuits in a preheated oven and bake for about 10 minutes, or until lightly browned and fully cooked. Remove from the oven, and serve immediately.