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11-09-2006, 12:35 PM
without shortening? My mom always uses shortening for hers, and we don't buy it, so does anyone have a good biscuit recipe with just butter as the fat?


11-09-2006, 03:51 PM
I was just thumbing through my mom's Southern Living yesterday and saw these biscuits. Haven't made them yet, though.

Easy Homemade Biscuits
From Southern Living

Prep: 10 min., Bake: 11 min.

1/3 cup butter, softened and cubed*
2 1/4 cups self-rising flour
1 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons melted butter

1. Cut softened butter into flour with a pastry blender or 2 forks just until butter cubes are coated with flour. Using your hands, gently combine until mixture resembles small peas. Stir in buttermilk with a fork just until blended. (Mixture will be wet.)

2. Turn dough out onto a generously floured surface, and pat to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut dough with a well-floured 2-inch round cutter, and place on lightly greased baking sheets.

3. Bake at 450° for 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven, and brush warm biscuits with melted butter. Serve immediately.

*1/3 cup shortening may be substituted.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used White Lily Self Rising Flour.

Easy Cheddar Biscuits: Add 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese to butter and flour mixture just before adding buttermilk. Proceed as directed.

Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 dozen