Buttermilk Biscuits

In Baking, Uncategorized on December 13, 2010 at 4:44 am

Thursday we had company in route to our home… so I hopped in the kitchen to bake a few goodies to get us through the mornings!  I prefer laid back mornings filled with coffee, breads and well relaxation (dog hugs are always on the agenda!!); mornings where people get going and eat at their own pace.  Whats perfect for this mentality?? Well biscuits!  Heat em’ up with butter, jam or a little egg and cheese – biscuits are always good for breakfast.

Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe by Alton Brown

  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons shortening
  • 1 cup chilled buttermilk

Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl combine dry ingredients. Using a pastry blender cut butter and shortening into dry ingredients until it resembles crumbs. (Much like the beginning of pie dough.)

Make a well in the center and pour in the chilled buttermilk. Stir just until the dough comes together. The dough will be very sticky.

Turn dough onto floured surface, sprinkle top with flour and gently fold dough over on itself 6 times.  Roll into a 1-inch thick round. Cut out biscuits with a 2-inch cutter, being sure to push straight down through the dough.  Place biscuits on baking sheet so that they just touch.  Roll the remaining dough out gently, cut and place on baking sheet.

Bake until biscuits are tall and light gold on top, 15 to 20 minutes.

These biscuits are light, tender and so quick to make! They also reheated well, which is great for smaller families.  Oh and… they are gone!! 🙂 Always a good sign.


  1. Yum.. I can smell them now…

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