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Buttermilk Biscuits

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These biscuits will make your house smell so delicious and they are very simple to make. We decided to turn ours into breakfast sandwiches with bacon, eggs and cheese today! I know they will pair well with anything… especially Hamburg Soup. They are super soft with a slight hint of sweetness.

To start, add your yeast to the water and let it stand for 5 minutes. Then, combine your flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Next, cut in your shortening until it is a fine crumble. Last, add your yeast and buttermilk. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

Next, turn the dough out of the bowl onto a floured surface. Knead the dough lightly about 5 times. It will be sticky to be sure to use plenty of flour on your hands and underneath. Then, roll your dough out until it is 1/2″ thick then cut with a round biscuit cutter. You can use any size, but keep in mind the baking time will vary. For our biscuits we used a 3-inch cutter. I wanted them on the larger size for the sandwiches.

Once they are all cut out (you will have to roll out the dough a second or third time to use it all up) place the biscuits on a pan sprayed with cooking spray and brush them with melted butter.

Bake at 450 degrees until golden brown. (About 10-15 minutes depending on the size of your biscuits.) Enjoy!

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Servings: 10-24 depending on size

  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup warm water (105-115 degrees)
  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2-3 tbsp melted butter

Instructions:

  1. Combine yeast with warm water. Stir to dissolve and let stand for 5 minutes
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3. Cut in shortening until it is a fine crumble. You can use a fork or pastry blender to do this.
  4. Stir in yeast and buttermilk until just moist.
  5. Chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  6. Put dough on floured surface and knead 5 times.
  7. Roll out dough to 1/2″ thickness. Cut with desired round cutter.
  8. Place on greased baking pan and bake at 450 degrees until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes depending on size.
  9. Serve and enjoy!

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