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Buttermilk Biscuits II Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Buttermilk Biscuits II

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"These biscuits are moist and crumbly and rich. Their delicate texture comes from the lack of handling and the wetness of the dough."

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Original recipe makes 4 biscuits Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    45 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly grease one baking sheet.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cream and buttermilk until dough resembles cottage cheese.
  3. Generously sprinkle a smooth surface with flour. Spoon out batter into four lumps spaced well apart on the floured surface. Flour the top of the dough and your hands. Turn dough balls in the flour, shake off excess flour and place on prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from oven, brush with melted butter and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 22, 2008

These biscuits are wonderful. I have made them several times and they are fluffy and have an unbeatable flavor. I am unsure why others have given this recipe so little credit, but one suggestion is to turn the oven temp down so the bottoms don't burn. Also, you could half the sugar but other than that these are so good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 09, 2004

I followed the recipie carefully. They came out very flat and I dont like the taste. They are much too sweet and doughy for Buttermilk Biscuits


21 Ratings

Jan 14, 2007

I guess the one person who didn't like these biscuits scared everyone from trying them. I think the recipe is great.

Feb 17, 2012

Excellent biscuit! I have been using this recipe since 1998. However, I use 2 T. of sugar, 1 c. of buttermilk and 1/3 c. of cream. Place all-purpose flour in a flat dish, scoop sticky dough onto flour, dust and pick up in hand and form biscuit. Handle very little. Place biscuits next to each other TOUCHING in greased pan! Brush with melted butter when removing from oven.

Oct 11, 2010

Very good recipe . I don't use a cookie sheet pan , my mom taught me to cook them in a cake pan...this forces them to rise and not flatten out like cookies

Jul 26, 2012

Use the shaping instructions from Johnnies Bisciuts on this site, These biscuits are very light and fluffy and sweet. I'll use them for shortcakes next time I want strawberry shortcake for dessert . I'd reduce the sugar to 1 to 2 Tbsp for dinner biscuits.

Jun 22, 2011

These biscuits were delish, I made them for lunch to serve as the outer of our sausage and egg sandwich and both my husband and his friend couldn't get over how moist and tasty they were. I also found the recipe very easy to follow although I did use regular flour with some baking powder added. I will definitely be making these again.

Apr 19, 2011



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  • Calories
  • 570 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.9 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 64 mg
  • 21%
  • Fat
  • 31.5 g
  • 48%
  • Fiber
  • 1.7 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 9.1 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 1184 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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