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Favorite Recipes: Lydia's Buttermilk Biscuits

Recipe Author

Name: Connie K. (NightOwl731)
Total Recipes: 142



Lydia's Buttermilk Biscuits

Dish: Muffins & Biscuits
Dish Type: Other
Cooking Method: Baked
Difficulty: 3 / 10
Servings: 8-9
Prep Time:
Cook Time: 12-15 minutes


Lydia's Buttermilk Biscuits
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups self-rising flour
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl, combine shortening and flour; using 2 forks, a pastry blender, or your fingers, to work it together until it resembles crumbs.
Add the buttermilk and stir well; making sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl.
Put the dough on a floured surface, and knead a few times; adding flour as you need it.  Don't add too much flour; you want the dough to be a little tacky, but not sticky; and it should feel smooth, not lumpy.  It may take a little practice, before you know how it should feel.
Pat the dough out to about a 1/2-inch thickness.  Using a biscuit cutter or the rim of a glass, cut the biscuits and place them close together, but not touching, on an ungreased baking sheet. 
Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
The number of biscuits you get, depends on how big the cutter is.  I usually get 8-9, because I use a big biscuit cutter.
One thing, when you're cutting, don't twist; make the movement straight down, and straight up.  It messes the edges up if you use a twisting motion.


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