Grandma’s Homemade Southern Style Buttermilk Biscuits

Good old-fashioned southern homemade buttermilk biscuits just like grandma use to make. I just love waking up on Sunday morning to smell the biscuit coming out of the oven. The thought of homemade sausage gravy poured over southern style fluffy buttermilk biscuits, what more could you ask for. The biscuits are about 1 -2 inches tall and light and fluffy just like grandma used to make.

Grandma’s Southern Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe

Ingredients:ups of flour

1 Tbsp. of baking powder

1 Tsp of baking soda

½ Tsp of salt

½ cup of shortening

1 ¾ cups of cold buttermilk

4 Tbsp. of melted butter


  • Have the oven preheated to 425 degrees. While this is happening mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Using your fingers, mix in shortening into the flour mixture and work together till it resembles crumbs. Work the mixture pretty quickly.
  • Pour the buttermilk into the mixture and continue to mix with your hands until the dough ingredients all come together, you will know it when the dough becomes sticky.
  • Spread some flour onto the counter top. Take the dough from the bowl and lay it on the floured surface and sprinkle more flour onto the dough. Fold the dough over and over about 7 times. The top of the dough will be smooth with flour and the middle with still be sticky. But if the outside is still sticky sprinkle some more flour on the sticky areas.
  • Take your hands and make the dough about 1 inch thick while still on the floured surface.
  • Cut out your biscuits with a 2 inch cutter. Make sure there is flour on the cutter also. Push the cutter through the dough and come straight up.
  • Now place each biscuit on a baking sheet, make sure they do not touch each other.
  • Take your scrap dough and rework it so it is in a 1 inch thick form and cut more biscuits from this and place them on the baking sheet also. Don’t waste any leftover dough.
  • Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes or until the biscuits are tall and golden brown on the top.
  • Take out of the oven and brush the top with melted butter. Yum Yum


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