These biscuits are perfect anytime. As a side with dinner or breakfast or just as a snack with maybe a coffee or tea. Whatever you choose, they are easy to make and come together quickly.
- cookie sheet
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp shortening
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
- With your fingers, work in the butter and shortening until the texture is crumbly. It's best to work quickly so as not to melt the butter or shortening completely. You want it to still have some pieces.
- Pour the buttermilk into the mixture and mix until just combined. The dough comes together quickly and will be sticky.
- On a floured surface, fold the dough 5 -10 times and then flattened to a 1-inch height.
- Using a 2 inch biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and lay on an ungreased cookie sheet. The biscuits should be just touching each other.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes.
Here are a few things that I did that may help you when you make yours. I didn’t use buttermilk. I used 2% white milk and added a tablespoon of white vinegar to it . After five minutes or so, you’ll have buttermilk.
Make sure your baking powder and baking soda are fresh. If they are not, it may prevent the biscuits from rising.
I did not bake mine for the full 15 minutes. I prefer to take mine out around the 12 minute mark. They will continue to cook from the heat of the cookie sheet. I have tested leaving them in for 15 minutes and they just come out too dry.