Biscuits 101
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Classic Southern-style recipe with tips for perfectly fluffy, golden biscuits. From
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 biscuits
  • 2 cups (250 g) flour, AP ( I use White Lily)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder + pinch, fresh
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, separated, frozen or very cold
  • 2 tablespoon shortening, frozen or very cold
  • ¾ cup buttermilk, cold
  1. Pre-heat oven to 450F.
  2. Grate frozen butter and return to the fridge/freezer with shortening until ready to incorporate.
  3. Combine flour, salt, baking powder and sift or whisk into a large bowl.
  4. Add butter to flour mixture. Add shortening.
  5. Carefully, quickly mix to combine. Best to mix with fork or pastry cutter so it doesn't warm.
  6. Add a pinch of baking powder to the buttermilk and then add to mix, starting with about ¾ of the cup, adding more if needed. The dough should be very loose. Reserve the remaining buttermilk to brush tops.
  7. Use your hands to quickly fold dough together. Use a folding action instead of a stirring. You want to work the dough as little as possible.
  8. Flatten carefully to little over an inch thickness.
  9. Pressingly firmly straight down, cut out biscuits. I use a 2¾" ring mold cutter.
  10. Carefully transfer biscuits to a pan or sheet lined for baking.
  11. Place biscuits so they are touching each other on the sides.
  12. Optionally, brush tops with buttermilk. Sprinkle with a bit of finishing salt, if you'd like.
  13. Bake until golden, brush with butter, fill with jam and enjoy!
Recipe by Southern FATTY at