💚My Granny’s Old-Fashioned Biscuits👍


  • 2 c self-rising flour (Martha White or White Lily for best results)
  • 1/4 c lard or shortening (about egg-sized and very cold)
  • 1 c very cold buttermilk (may need to adjust amount)
  • 3 Tbsp melted shortening or butter



1Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Heavily grease a large cast-iron skillet or biscuit pan and set aside. (I prefer the cast iron skillet).

2Put the flour into a large bowl and add lard/shortening.

3Cut into flour using the usual pastry method.

4Add buttermilk and mix with fork or hands.

5Mix into a light dough.

6Turn dough onto a floured board and knead a couple of times.

7Pat dough to flatten to about 1/2 inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter, cut dough into biscuits.

8Place cut biscuits in the prepared pan.

9Pour melted shortening/butter over each biscuit.

10Bake for about 13 to 15 minutes or until golden. Remove from pan and place into a covered container and allow to steam for about 5 minutes. You may also brush melted butter over top prior to steaming (if desired).

11Serve hot with butter, apple butter, jellies, jams, honey, or anything else that you like.


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