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Sadie's Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe
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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
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins

    32 mins


  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!

Mar 27, 2015

Super recipe. I did everything according to recipe and they turned out fine; nice and fluffy. The next time I used butter instead of lard. Same result. One change in shaping - I hate to have to roll out the scraps (Makes the second ones slightly less tender), and also hate to waste anything, so I usually just cut the biscuits with a sharp knife and get square ones instead of round. I've never had any difficulty caused by doing it this way.

Jan 18, 2015

Great recipe. As another reviewer stated, I normally would use recipes that have high ratings, but I said what da heck, I'm going to try this one and I don't regret it! The biscuits are nice and fluffy...

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!

Apr 21, 2015

These are the BEST Biscuits I have ever made. Thanks for the great recipe.

Apr 06, 2015

Did not change a thing!! Turned out great.


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  • 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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