Biscuits, Scones, Donuts, & Granola | August 20, 2008

Buttermilk Biscuits

Get ready to fall in love with every flaky layer of these buttermilk biscuits. Homemade is the way to go when it comes to biscuits. Perfect buttery biscuits you can make in 20 minutes!

World's Best Buttermilk Biscuits

This is one of my very first recipes I posted here on A Bountiful Kitchen back in 2008! Can you believe that? I just love a good homemade biscuit. Can’t get enough of them. So comforting and tons of different ways to eat them!

If you have never made homemade biscuits, PLEASE do me a favor and try this recipe. I swear you will never go back to store bought biscuits again. You will be surprised how fast and easy these are to whip up for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a quick afternoon snack!

I love all the flaky layers of a biscuit. Perfect for spreading a little (or a lot of) butter or jam onto. These are also great with Biscuits and Sausage Gravy– another TASTY recipe to try! I really hope you give this recipe a try and become converted to the deliciousness that is homemade biscuits.

One of my favorite food memories is sitting at the dinner table eating my Mom’s baking powder biscuits. It was always stew with biscuits in our family. Like cookies and milk. Pb&j. Rice and okazu. Uh- that’s Japanese for stir fry. Anyway- You get the picture. When we were first married I found a recipe in the Salt Lake Tribune for Buttermilk Biscuits. In 26 years I have never found a recipe I love more than Buttermilk Biscuits…butter (no margarine allowed) and homemade jam or honey are must have before baking. Or at least by the time they come out of the oven!

World's Best Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits


  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 5 Tablespoons Crisco I like butter flavor best
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 

  2. Sift all dry ingredients into bowl. Actually, I never sift, but that’s what the original recipe says. 

  3. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk all at once. Stir until dough follows fork around bowl. 

  4. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Pat out to about 3/4 to 1″ thick. Cut out into circles with either a glass or biscuit cutter. 

  5. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet or baking pan for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

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  1. I’m a huge fan of your daughter Corrine’s cooking and since she says all her good recipes come from you, I guess a big “Thank You” is due to you! I look forward to trying some of your delicious recipes.

  2. Baking powder biscuits take me back to my junior high school foods classes … Mrs.Brandon, Deer Lodge Junior High, Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada. My Mom as a perfect cook, but Mrs. Brandon inspired me to graduate in Home Economics, and to love food, cloth and everything creative. She, my friend Debbie Nielsen, my sister in law Kathy and now Sy! I love this recipe and when I want comfort food, like this morning, baking powder biscuits work! The beginning of a perfect day! P.S. Laurie, chocolate cake, has always been an inspiration also.

  3. My biscuits didn’t rise! Any ideas?? They were delicious, but weren’t nice and tall and fluffy like my mom’s were when I was growing up. Any advice would be appreciated!!

    1. Anna,
      Wow, that is so unusual! I have been making these for years and never had that issue. Was your baking powder old?