Sadie's Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Sadie's Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
  • READY IN 32 mins

Sadie's Buttermilk Biscuits

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"This country fair award-winning recipe was perfected by my grandmother on the northern Canadian prairies. Sadie's advice - leave little chunks of lard the size of peas when cutting the flour in. Can be served at breakfast, lunch, or dinner."

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Original recipe makes 18 biscuits Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins
  • READY IN

    32 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  2. Whisk together flour, salt, baking soda, cream of tartar, and baking powder. Cut lard into flour mixture using a pastry blender until crumbly; stir in buttermilk. Turn mixture onto a floured surface and knead just a few times to form a moist dough.
  3. Roll dough out 1-inch thick; cut biscuits with a cookie cutter or round glass. Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tops are golden, about 12 minutes.
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Jul 20, 2014

This is a great biscuit recipe! My biscuits turned out fluffy, soft, and flaky. All I changed was substituting out half of the lard and replacing it with butter for more flavor. As with any biscuit recipe, you want to make sure your fat is cold. My lard had been in the freezer and my butter was cold from the fridge. It's also essential that you don't overwork the dough. I found chef john's buttermilk biscuit techniques very useful (the video is on allrecipes).

 
Apr 30, 2014

My family love love loved these. I didn't have lard so I used butter. This is a keeper!

 

9 Ratings

Oct 19, 2014

Perfect!! I added a little melted butter to the tops while baking just to give them that golden brown touch.

 
Jun 25, 2014

Eating one right now right out of the oven, so good w/butter! Very easy, only had the Crisco baking sticks, but that made it even easier to cut in with the pastry blender. The flavor is great, with a little bit of a crunchy top, baked on stoneware, delish!

 
Dec 14, 2014

These are wonderful biscuits! I halved the recipe. I didn't use lard, I used shortening instead. Some of them didn't get done well inside, that is probably my stove. Next time I will bake at 425°and use a thicker pan. These were nice and light, almost as tasty as my grandmothers. This will be my biscuit recipe now. Thanks! I'm glad I tried them. I have a habit of only using the recipes on here that have a high rating And a large amount of reviews. I think I will take chances more so I don't miss out on good ones like this.

 
Dec 08, 2014

This recipe was a hit with my husband and daughter. My husband said it was better than store bought. Easy to make. Used half butter and half shortening and lemon with milk for the buttermilk. Batter was a little runny, so added a little more flour. Yummy! Definitely will make again.

 
Oct 04, 2014

Great recipe! They were great!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 216 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 337 mg
  • 13%

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

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