Farm Biscuits



Biscuits are certainly a Southern staple that you will find being made in every Southerner’s home. In the South we only bake buttermilk biscuits and you will find them on tables throughout the day served for breakfast with white gravy, always accompanying dishes such as fried chicken and of course we make dessert out of them as well by spreading honey and butter on top. Biscuits are the one recipe that I just could not do without, I always make them. Biscuits are certainly one of those recipes that require practice. If you over mix you will get a flat and hard biscuit in the end. I barely mix my ingredients together in the bowl when I dump it out on the board. Kneading is also a big mistake; do not be tempted to do it. Just mix, dump, flip, roll and cut very quickly for a perfect biscuit.

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon shortening
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup + 2 tablespoons buttermilk
1/2 cup melted butter

1. Pre-heat oven to 500F. In a mixing bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt. Add shortening, mix in until mixture looks crumbles. Add baking soda and buttermilk. Quickly combine together being careful to not over mix.

2. Place dough on a floured surface or a non-stick baking mat. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick and cut 2 inch circles. Dip biscuits into melted butter, covering all of biscuit. Place on a baking sheet and bake until golden approximately 10 minutes.

Yields: 8

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  2. Leigh11/26/2011

    Salam Alaykum,

    What is the difference between these biscuits and the buttermilk biscuits. I looked at the recipes but was wondering more in terms of texture and taste. Thanks!

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  3. They are a lot alike actually I just like to try out different recipes, especially biscuits.

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