Southern Biscuits Recipe
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons shortening
1 cup buttermilk, chilled
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
To prepare the Sweetie Pies’ Southern biscuit recipe, start by combining flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Then, using your fingertips, skillfully rub the butter and shortening into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles crumbs. Remember, speed is key to prevent the fats from melting. Afterward, create a well in the center and gently pour in the chilled buttermilk. Proceed by stirring the mixture just until the dough comes together, noting that it will have a sticky consistency.
After combining the ingredients, turn the dough onto a floured surface and generously dust the top with flour. Proceed to gently fold the dough over itself 5 or 6 times. Then, press it into a 1-inch thick round shape. Using a 2-inch cutter, firmly push straight down through the dough to cut out biscuits. Arrange the biscuits on a baking sheet, ensuring they are placed close together. If there is any remaining dough, handle it minimally while reshaping and cutting. Remember, biscuits from the second pass may not be as light as the first, but that’s simply a part of life’s quirks.
Allow the biscuits to bake in the oven until they rise tall and achieve a delightful light golden color on top. This typically takes around 15 to 20 minutes.
Once perfectly baked, remove the biscuits from the oven and let them cool slightly before savoring each fluffy bite. Pair them with butter, jam, or your favorite toppings for an unforgettable Southern biscuit experience.
Per biscuit: Calories: 121 ;Total Fat: 4.5 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Protein: 3 grams; Total carbohydrates: 17 grams; Sugar: 1 gram; Fiber: 0.5 gram; Cholesterol: 6 milligrams; Sodium: 331 milligrams