For years, I have been trying out biscuit recipes and making changes to develop one that is just right . . . the result is here today.Light, Airy Biscuits

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Light, Airy Biscuits

I’m serving homemade biscuits with Blackberry Jam in honor of St Michael. Today is the Feast day of St. Michael the Archangel. St Michael is known for fighting Lucifer(Satan) and driving him out of heaven, he landed on a blackberry bush. The tradition is serving blackberry jams, tarts, pies or desserts on his feast day.

Happy St Michael’s Feast day!

Light, Airy Biscuits

Light, Airy Biscuits are down-home and delicious! Ten minutes to make and ten minutes to bake.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/3 cup shortening, cut into cubes
  • 2 T. butter, melted and cooled


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.

  2. In a medium-size mixing bowl, add the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt; whisk together and set aside.

  3. Dissolve the baking soda in buttermilk; set aside.

  4. Cut in the shortening into the dry ingredients with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.

  5. Pour the buttermilk/baking soda evenly over dry ingredients, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. Careful not to over mix!

  6. Turn dough onto a lightly floured Silpatº. Pat the dough out to a 3/4" thickness.

    Dip cutter in flour.

    Cut dough straight down; do not twist cutter.

    Place biscuits on a parchment-lined or lightly oiled baking sheet.

  7. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. or until light golden brown.

    Brush lightly with melted butter.