Buttermilk biscuits made easy


I enjoy making breakfast for dinner from time to time. Nothing beats a fluffy, homemade buttermilk biscuit. I have experimented with several recipes but prefer The Pioneer Woman’s recipe over all others! One thing I don’t like is the time it takes to cut the butter and shortening into the flour….so in comes the food processor! These biscuits take under 20 minutes to make!


4 cups of all purpose flour

1 and 1/2 teaspoons of salt

2 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda

1 and 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/3 cup of shortening

1/3 cup of cold butter (5 and 1/3 Tablespoons), cut into pieces

1 and 1/4 cup of buttermilk (I prefer using Meadow Gold Extra Rich Buttermilk as it provides full flavor!)


  1. CombineĀ flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in your food processor.
  2. Add in the shortening and pieces of butter. Pulse until combined and the mixture resembles a sand like consistency.
  3. Remove the mixture and put into a large bowl.
  4. Pour in the buttermilk and gently combine using a wooden spoon. Don’t overmix as the texture is affected if you do.
  5. Put dough onto a sheet of parchment paper and roll out about an inch thick.
  6. Use a medium biscuit cutter and cut out biscuits.
  7. I take the extra dough and lightly roll it out again to get more biscuits. Some say you shouldn’t do this as it supposedly makes the last set of biscuits tougher. I haven’t found that to be true with this recipe.
  8. Bake at 450 for 11 to 14 minutes.

*Makes about 18 biscuits.

*Can make dough ahead of time, cut biscuits, place onto a plate covered with parchment paper, and store in fridge until ready to cook.






Pioneer Woman’s Buttermilk Biscuits

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  1. Love buttermilk biscuits! I actually made some this past weekend. I don’t like cutting in the flour either, but I don’t have a food processor (don’t have anywhere to store one, darn it!) so I grate my butter on a box grater.

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