Tender, light biscuits made with self rising flour and buttermilk.
3 Ingredients Biscuits
It doesn’t get any easier than this and they are so tender and light, bet you can’t eat just one! I had to buy self rising flour for a cake I was intended to make and decided to try making biscuits with it tonight. I bought White Lily self rising flour which I love. I tried a store brand the last time I bought some and never again, I thought there was a huge difference in the end result. That’s my opinion for what it’s worth. I now know why so many southern cooks couldn’t be without it in their kitchen.
The best tip I can give you when making biscuits is to have a light hand. What’s that mean? Don’t overwork the dough. When it comes together in the bowl, dump the dough onto the counter with some flour and knead it about 5 turns and the dough should be ready to cut into biscuits.
Don’t have a biscuit cutter? My mom always used a glass she dipped in flour. Or better yet, pat your dough out into the pan you are going to use and cut the dough into squares instead.
I baked my biscuits in a cast iron skillet which is hard to see in the picture as I took this picture at night and my stovetop where I took the picture is also black. I like using cast iron because I can preheat the pan giving the biscuits an immediate boost when I put them in the pan, makes for a nice bottom on the biscuits. Five minutes and I had them in the oven, so they are also time saving. Does it get any better when it comes to biscuits? I don’t think so. I’m going to try some cinnamon rolls made with this recipe this weekend.
- 2 cups self rising flour
- ⅓ cup Crisco
- ¾ cup buttermilk
- cooking spray
- flour for rolling out the biscuits
- Preheat oven to 475 degrees.
- Cut the Crisco into the flour. Make a well in the center and add the buttermilk. Using a spoon mix the dough until it comes together.
- Preheat an iron skillet on the stove. Remove from heat and spray with cooking spray. Set aside while you mix the dough.
- Dump the dough out onto the counter with flour on it (I use wax paper and put flour on it for easier cleanup). Knead the dough until it is in a ball. Pat the dough out to about 1½ inches thick. Cut with a 2 inch cutter and place in pan. Gather up the scraps and lightly press them together and finish making the biscuits.
- Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until lightly browned on top.
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