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Video:How to Make Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

with Michael Crane

Learn how to make the best homemade southern buttermilk buscuits that taste great with any meal.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Make Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Hi, I'm Jemme Beth Aldrige for About.com Food.

Today I'm going to show you how to make Southern Buttermilk Biscuits. These are the ingredients you'll need to make buttermilk biscuits:
A pinch of salt, one and a half cups of flour, one tablespoon of baking powder, half a tablespoon of baking soda, two tablespoons of Crisco, and one cup of buttermilk.

Before you get started you're going to want to butter your pan with some Crisco. Preheat your oven to 400, put your pan in the oven and bring it back out so the Crisco is melted. That way you can have it ready for the biscuits.

When mixing the ingredients in the bowl, make sure you mix the dry ingredients before you mix the wet ingredients, and remember to add the buttermilk slowly.

So now you're going to mix the dry ingredients together. Pour your one and a half cups of flour, half a tablespoon of baking soda, one tablespoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt into a bowl.

Next you add the Crisco, and half a cup of buttermilk. Add a little more, a little at a time. So this is about the consistency you are going to want- it's sticky but still firm.

Next you're going to flour up your cloth. You can use a dish rag or an old pillow case works just great. Just powder it with flour. You want to get a good amount of flour because your biscuit dough is definitely sticky. You're going to shake the powder onto the dough.

Then knead the dough three times. Now I don't have a rolling pin, so I'm going to use a bottle instead. You roll the dough to about half an inch thickness. Now you take a glass and flour the bottom of the glass. Place the glass (rim) in the dough and pull out.

Finally, you take the biscuit, and put it in the melted Crisco, and then flip it over. You're going to want to keep them in the oven for about 15 minutes, but check them because you want to notice them rising and getting fluffy, and they should start to turn a golden color. Make sure they don't get too brown.

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