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Making Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits recipe from Great Grandmothers old recipe box. These were so yummy!
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The Old Recipe Box: Grandma's Buttermilk Biscuits

Grandma’s Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits are quick and easy to make!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vintage biscuits
Servings: 8
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Karrie


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Shortening the size of an egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk


  • Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a medium sized bowl.
  • Cut in shortening 4-5 tablespoons worth or about the size of a large egg, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In a separate bowl or measuring cup add buttermilk and baking soda and mix till combined. Add milk mixture all at once to the bowl of dry ingredients and mix quickly until dough follows fork around the bowl.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for 30 seconds. Roll or pat dough to about 3/4 inch thick and cut with biscuit cutter.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet or cast iron skillet.


Serving: 1Biscuit | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 137mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1.5mg