Wednesday, March 02, 2011

what's cooking wednesday - biscuits

I have been on a quest to find a really great biscuit recipe. I have been perusing the high rated recipes over at and plan on testing some out to find a good one. This was attempt number one. The reason for this quest... well I bought some buttermilk for another recipe and I didn't want it going to waste.


  • 4 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease two baking sheets.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar and baking powder; stir well. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Add 2 cups buttermilk and mix just to moisten.
  3. Roll out dough to 1 inch thick and cut into biscuits. Place biscuits on prepared baking sheets; brush tops with remaining 1/4 cup buttermilk.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, or until golden.

This is the link to the original recipe so you can read the reviews if you wish.

Recipe Notes: This were just okay. Nothing incredible. Nothing really to make me want to keep the recipe hanging around. So I guess the search continues.

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1 comment:

Bibliomama said...

I hate that you can't buy buttermilk in less than a litre -- I ALWAYS end up throwing some down the sink.

I love biscuits.