Sadie's Buttermilk Biscuits

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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32 m servings 216 cals
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Original recipe yields 18 servings



  • Calories:
  • 216 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 11.9 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 22.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 337 mg
  • 13%

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).
  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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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 bisc...

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...

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

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...

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

My family gave this a double thumbs up! I keep trying different biscuit recipes, and this is the one! I think the cream of tartar adds a wonderful crunch to the outside, while the inside was t...

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

Did not change a thing!! Turned out great.

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, ...

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