Greg's Southern Biscuits

Greg's Southern Biscuits

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"Light and fluffy and the closest thing I've found to my grandmother's biscuits. Delicious for jams, butter, honey, corn syrup, or just great bread for any meal. My grandmother used to make them pretty much every day."
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35 m servings 189 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 7.5 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.6g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 4.3 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 433 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet with 1/2 teaspoon of lard.
  2. Mix together the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl. Grate the frozen butter and 2 tablespoons frozen lard into the flour mixture with a cheese grater; stir lightly 1 or 2 times to mix. With your fingers, make a well in the middle of the flour mixture, and pour the bacon drippings and buttermilk into the well. With just the tips of your fingers, stir lightly and quickly to just bring the dough together before the butter and lard melt. Dough will be sticky.
  3. Scrape dough out onto a floured surface, and gently pat the dough flat. Sprinkle the top of the dough with flour, and fold it in half; pat down, fold again, and repeat until you have folded the dough 4 or 5 times. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out to a square about 1 inch thick. Cut the biscuit dough into rounds with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter or the floured edge of a drinking glass by pushing straight down (twisting the cutter will seal the edge and keep the biscuits from rising). Lay the biscuits onto the prepared baking sheet so the edges just touch.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until risen and lightly golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.


  1. 107 Ratings

Most helpful positive review

Disclaimer, This is my recipe. I just wanted to pass on some tips. First off. Stick to the recipe, please don't alter it, then rate it, as its no longer mine. Do not over work the dough, fl...

Most helpful critical review

these were ok for me im sorry grandmas angel biscuits just cant be beat now if i could just find the recipe for them!

Disclaimer, This is my recipe. I just wanted to pass on some tips. First off. Stick to the recipe, please don't alter it, then rate it, as its no longer mine. Do not over work the dough, fl...

Because I don't have lard, I used vegetable shortening (Crisco). I saw the submitter's suggestion to add two teaspoons of baking powder which is good because if I hadn't seen that, I don't think...

I have made these biscuits twice now - both times within ONE week! Originally, I am Southern-raised from NC, now living in CA, and I had been looking for some good old-fashioned Southern butterm...

I've been trying to make homemade southern buttermilk biscuits for years and they never turn out well, no matter what recipe I try. These turned out perfect and my husband is devouring them and...

Just made these tonight, all I can say is, they turned out PERFECT. Thank you for the recipe, I changed NOTHING!

I loved these biscuits. Mine usually come out "ok-ish", nothing special. These, however, made me feel like i've finally found THE recipe! They are so light inside but with a ever so light crunt...

Really good southern buttermilk biscuits. They aren't quite my grandmothers (what I am searching for) but the closest thus far. I'm certain with a few changes I will finally be able to replica...

Really, really delicious! I didn't have lard and ended up using vegetable shortening - I have a feeling they would have been even better with the lard, but they were great with the shortening, t...

Easy and awesome. Closest biscuits to Hardee's homemade that I've had. Don't change a thing!

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