Daddy’s Homemade Biscuits Recipe

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Daddy's biscuits are made with three simple ingredients.
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12 servings SERVINGS


  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 3⁄4 cup buttermilk (shaken before pouring from container)


  • Preheat oven to 450 F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Place flour in a mixing bowl. Using a pastry blender or two table knives, cut shortening in until mixture resembles coarse meal. Use a fork to stir in buttermilk to make a soft dough, or until dough comes together and leaves the sides of the bowl. Continue stirring with the fork until all flour is worked into the dough.
  • Turn dough out onto a lightly floured board, and knead 3 or 4 times, until dough is smooth and manageable.
  • With your hands or a floured rolling pin, flatten dough to a thickness of 1⁄2 inch. Cut dough with a floured 2 1⁄2-inch biscuit cutter. Place dough rounds on prepared baking sheet, 1 inch apart for crisp biscuits or almost touching for softer biscuits.
  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.Try these other great recipes from Trisha Yearwood.
    Reprinted with permission from Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen. Copyright © 2008 by Trisha Yearwood. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.