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Easy Southern Biscuits Recipe

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My husband is a southerner, born and raised. I had to learn a few things about southern cooking when I married him since I’m a northern girl. One of the staples in any Southerners’ diet is biscuits. My husband endured many years of biscuits from a can before I finally conquered making them from scratch!

Last year I found this recipe on the side of a baking soda box, and it hasn’t failed me yet. 



Easy Southern Biscuits
2 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
¾-1 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. Butter (diced)
2 Tbs. Shortening*
1 cup buttermilk**
*When I don’t have shortening on hand, I substitute butter and it works just fine.
**I never buy buttermilk. Instead I put 1 tablespoon of vinegar in a one cup measuring cup and fill the rest with milk. After  a couple of minutes, I’ve got buttermilk!
1.  Mix the dry ingredients together.
2. Rub butter and shortening into the dry mix until it looks like loose crumbles. Using your fingers is the easiest way to achieve this.
3. Stir in milk until the dough is moist but not overly wet and sticky. I never use the entire cup of milk.
4. Place dough onto lightly floured surface and fold over 5-6 times.
5. Roll dough out to 1” thick, and cut out biscuits using a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass.
6. Bake at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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  1. //

    I never buy buttermilk either! Vinegar works perfectly well. Looks like a delicious biscuit recipe! I'll have to give it a try.

    1. //

      The vinegar method is so easy and cost effective! It's such a good recipe. I hope you like it.

  2. //

    Yum!!! I have been LOVING biscuits and gravy lately but as a born and raised "Northerner", I haven't been brave enough to try homemade yet. Totally giving these a try!

    1. //

      Gravy was something else I had to learn how to make after I married my "Southerner"! I hope you like these.

  3. //

    Ooooo. Thanks for this recipe. Looks so much easier than others I have seen. Can't wait to try!

    1. //

      You're welcome, Laurie. I hope you like them. They really are easier than most other recipes I have seen also.

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