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“I have been making these biscuits for years and love the almost creamy texture. They always remind me of the time when I was quite young and was cramped on time. I grabbed some bisquick and snuck some of those onto the table. My in laws being ever so gracious declared them the best they ever ate (thinking I needed encouragement!)”
12 biscuits

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 450°.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients in medium size bowl. Cut in the shortning until it looks like little peas.
  3. Stir in the buttermilk and plop it onto a floured surface. Work in just enough flour to pat the dough into a circle about 1/2 inch thick.
  4. Take a drinking glass about 3-inches across and cut out your biscuits. Leftover dough is easy to roll back out to sqeeze out a couple more!
  5. Place on cookie sheet about 1-inch apart and bake for 10-12 minutes until the crust is just brown (Don't overcook!).
  6. *Note: If a baking recipe calls for butermilk I always use real buttermilk- it certainly does affect the texture. In a pich, use buttermilk powder or even milk.
  7. Serve warm- we don't even bother with butter but it is your choice. Makes great leftovers if heated in the microwave for 10-15 seconds and topped with jam.

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