This recipe has been in my family for generations. My
mother taught me how to make them, and I, in turn, have taught my children.
This recipe has a lot of steps but is very easy to make. Best of all, the
biscuits are absolutely delicious slathered with butter or jam!
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 8 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1 ¼ cup milk (2% or whole)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 cup vegetable shortening (or butter)
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking
powder, salt, and brown sugar.
- In a separate container, add 1 teaspoon lemon
juice to 1 ¼ cup milk and let sit for 5 minutes at room temperature to
curdle (this is the buttermilk).
- Add shortening to the flour/baking powder/salt/sugar mixture, and cut in with pastry cutter until blended.
- Add curdled buttermilk to the flour mixture,
and stir to combine.
- Dump the dough out onto a clean and sterile
surface, and pat or roll (using a rolling pin) until it has a uniform
thickness of ¾ inches.
- Using the top of a glass or a biscuit cutter,
cut out biscuit rounds. Place about ½ inch apart on a baking tray.
- Bake around 10 minutes, or until tops of biscuits are lightly browned.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
Nutritional Information: Serving size: 1 biscuit | Servings per recipe: around 14|
Per Serving: 295 kCal,15.9 g fat, 4.3 g
saturated fat, 0.2 g trans fat. | 387 mg sodium | 32.9 g carbohydrates, 1.1 g
fiber, 5 g. sugar | 5.3 g protein
Last updated December 9, 2020