Homemade Buttermilk Buscuits

Woke up this morning and its raining outside.  Thank goodness it isn't raining and cold just wet out.  Since I will be inside this morning I decided a big breakfast would hit the spot. Biscuits are quick and easy to make. Here are the ingredients to make buttermilk biscuits.   This recipe is on back of the White Lilly flour bag.
2 cups White Lilly All-Purpose Flour (of course any all purpose flour will work)
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 Crico Shortening --chilled
2/3 to 3/4 cup of buttermilk
 I add a pinch of baking soda which is not listed in the white lilly recipe
heat oven to 500 degrees
 I grease my skillet lightly with the crisco shortening

Combine the flour, baking powder,baking soda  and salt and stir together.  Cut in shortening with a fork until it looks like little peas

Blend in enough buttermilk with fork until dough leaves side of bowl
this is how the mixture will look after everything is mixed together
I shape my biscuit by hand but the dough can be rolled out and cut with a biscuit cutter or glass. I use my thumb to press down in the middle, this keeps the biscuits flat across the top.
I use cast iron skillets in most of my cooking.  A cookie sheets work too.
In only 8 to 10 minutes the biscuits are done. A little pat of butter and some homemade strawberry jelly and it is a perfect part of breakfast.
My biscuits may not look as beautiful as some but they are flaky and tender. Just how I love my biscuits


  1. Sounds tasty! We had biscuits this weekend, with freshly harvested honey from our beehives.

    1. I would love to have beehives for fresh honey -honey is so expensive but worth it