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Buttermilk biscuit recipe

Life is better with homemade biscuits!

1y ago

It doesn't take too much time or ingredients to make homemade biscuits. So if you haven't tried to make any yet then give these a go. These ones are not rolled out and cut to size. You are scooping out some dough, forming it a little bit and tossing it in the cast iron to bake.

When we go up to my husband's parents house for Christmas breakfast this is what I am requested to bring every year.

Buttermilk Biscuits

Simple no fuss biscuit recipe.

Prep time10min
Cook time15min
Total time25min


  • 1/4 cup lard or butter
  • 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Melt lard or butter in cast iron skillet. I have used more than the recipe calls for leaving the extra in the skillet.
  3. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  4. Add buttermilk, mix well.
  5. Pour in melted lard or butter into mixture, mix well.
  6. Shape dough into balls. Arrange in skillet turning to coat dough with remaining lard or butter. Flatten slightly.
  7. I ended up with seven biscuits.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown

Recipe Notes

Have with butter and jelly, your choice of gravy, or with some bacon and eggs.

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I believe this recipe came out of the Fyffe family cookbook

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Comments (6)

  • Sounds good. I have trouble making biscuits without pouring in choc chips though, so I'm not sure how this would go.

      1 year ago
    • Add some sugar to the dough and it should be pretty good. And don't put gravy on it...lol

        1 year ago
  • You mean a scone!

      1 year ago