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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 350┬║.

  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 Silpat┬║. 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.