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Light Buttermilk Biscuits
- shortening for greasing the pan
- 9-ounces soft wheat, self-rising flour (I used King Arthur)
- 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons chilled shortening (preferably zero trans-fat)
- 3/4 cup cold buttermilk made by stirring together 1 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1 cup 2% milk and measuring 3/4-cup for recipe
- 1/4 cup cold fat-free half & half
- 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 475 degrees F.
Adjust oven rack to just above the middle position.
Grease an 8-inch round cake pan with shortening.
With a whisk, combine self-rising flour, baking soda, salt and sugar in a medium-mixing bowl.
With a pastry cutter, work the shortening into the flour mixture until there are no shortening lumps larger than a big pea.
Stir in buttermilk and half & half, just until combined and let stand for 2 to 3 minutes to allow the liquid to be absorbed.
Spray a 2-inch ice cream scoop with cooking spray; Spoon dough onto baking pan beginning with one in the center.
Brush biscuits with melted butter, and bake until lightly browned, about 17 minutes.
Cool for 1 or 2 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a cooling rack.
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Marlene Detierro says
Ooooh I love Biscuits with jam, or bacon, and these look wonderful..
I will have to try these out tomorrow. Thank you for the recipe!
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Gypsy Heart says
Hmmm, I love biscuits! My mother made them every morning & that hooked me in.
I used to make them every Sunday but no one's home now and I just make them for company and rarely just for me.
Glad you made the recipe for you!
You should publish a recipe book Lorraine! You tried 5 times!! O my! But see the end product is marvelous and you've give a healthy recipe as well! And not only a recipe book, but a book about what all you are blogging. I'm sure it would be helpful for the young mothers like me:)
Tiffany Bobb says
These look fantastic! I experimented with buttermilk biscuits last week. It definitely takes practice to make them perfect. I had them with everything you put in a chicken pot pie. I guess I was too lazy to roll the pie dough.
may I share your photo and recipe on a biscuit post I have coming up?
Debbie Huffaker says
I love biscuits but I'm trying to lose weight. Surely one of these wouldn't hurt! They look delicious!
Just a little something from Judy says
I prefer less messiness too, and I can't believe how good these look and how simple you make it appear to make them. Maybe I will try them, and pray they turn out looking just like yours do. I wish you taught cooking classes. I would sign up right away:)
Thank you for this. I will try these, for sure. Deb
ummm, these look amazing.I do love a good biscuit.
I will give your recipe a try, for sure.
If you can, next time use real buttermilk and you will be surprised how good it makes biscuits…I can't wait to try your recipe. Thanks so much.
Melissa @ My Recent Favorite Books says
Oh my goodness, these look so good! =)
Tori Leslie says
Looks like a great recipe and yummy biscuit. Could you make them gluten free now? ;0)
Mary G says
Finally I see a healthy biscuit recipe! My husband has to eat "heart healthy" and it's hard to find blogs that offer his kind of recipes.
He has been asking me to make him biscuits and now I finally can, using your healthier recipe. God used you to give us this recipe and so my husband's desire for biscuits will be fulfilled. Thanks for this recipe!
I love your blog; so glad I found it!