Ingredients

How to make it

  • Measure dry ingredients into a bowl, stirring ingredients to mix together.
  • Add butter and solid shortening, and use a pastry blender to mix until mixture resembles coarse crumbs (or a couple of forks will work, too, but buy yourself a pastry blender if you don’t have one – they work so well for mixing biscuits!).
  • Make a well in the center of the dough; pour in the milk or half-and-half.
  • Stir together only until ingredients are moist – mixing as little as possible will help produce light, flakey biscuits.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured surface and knead it until it is mixed together (about 8 to 10 turns).
  • Pat dough out to about a 1½ ” high circle, then use a 3” biscuit cutter (or a large glass) to cut biscuits – I usually get about 8 large biscuits.
  • Place biscuits on lightly greased cookie sheet, about 2” apart, and bake at 450 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes (watch the bottoms to be sure they aren’t burning, since temperatures vary greatly between ovens). If the bottoms appear to be browning too much, reduce heat to 400 and continue baking until done.
  • Serve warm.

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  • ThiaPlum 1 year ago
    They are baking right now.... Dough tastes great. They look perfect! Just like my Mom's....only bigger.

    I was right! Husband loves them. Light, tender, flakey. Not only the receipe but the method were culinary perfection. Julia would be proud,
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    pointsevenout ate it and said...
    A good buttery biscuit.
    See Buttery Baking Powder Biscuits for more detail.
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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Awesome picture, and these really do sound perfect! Bookmarked, thanks!
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  • michellem 5 years ago
    Wow did your biscuits rise..great shot of them! I love biscuits!
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    joe1155 ate it and said...
    These sound delicious and with so much butter they must be very rich!
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    brianna ate it and said...
    These look incredible. Can't wait to try them. Thanks & 5 forks
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  • nesha 5 years ago
    Mmmmmmmmmm i never had homemade bisquits before but i will now thanx for the post
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    You can never go wrong with a good biscuit recipe! I'll have to make these for breakfast. I know that my boys will love them. Thanks, Krum!
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    " It was excellent "
    jett2whit ate it and said...
    Mmmmm could you also add sugar and have shortcakes? I need biscuit classes. Not a good biscuit maker.....
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    Yep I agree with you, Whipping Cream biscuits first then these. Great post, you have my high 5.
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    These seem perfecto!! Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    gagagrits ate it and said...
    They look really light and fluffy, this is a keeper, Thanks Krum for another great one!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    quaziefly ate it and said...
    Is this a recipe that is rock proof? I have a problem with biscuits. Bread I am good with. Bicuits I turn into rock!
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