Ya’ll, my mom makes the BEST biscuits. Growing up, she used to whip them up for dinner ALL THE TIME. The best ones were the half-moon shaped biscuits she made with the little bit of leftover dough. They were soo good, soo cool, and my brother and I used to fight over who got to eat one all the time. She got the recipie from my grandmother’s dear friend, Mary Butler years ago. Mary Butler is the QUEEN of biscuits. She is seriously famous for them in her town, and if Mary Butler made the biscuits, YOU DON’T NOT EAT ONE! In fact, you scarf that puppy right on down. Really, I don’t know how Mom got the recipie because when Mary Butler and her daughters threw a bridal shower for me, her daughters mentioned THEY don’t even have the recipie. Anyway, when I got married, my mother passed the famous recipie down to me, and now I will share it with you!

Mary Butler’s Buttermilk Biscuits

You will need: 1 1/2 c. self-rising flour*, 2/3 c. shortening, 1/2 c. buttermilk**.

1. Place flour in bowl. Add shortening and cut in until evenly distributed evenly in pieces with flour.

2. Add buttermilk and mix. Mixture should not be too damp.

3. Roll dough out on flour on wax paper and pat or cut into rounds.

4. Back at 425 for 13 min.


* Don’t have self-rising flour on hand? Use all-purpose flour mixed with 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/4 tsp baking powder, and 1 1/2 tsp baking soda.

** Have a biscuit hankering but no buttermilk? Mix a 1/2 TBSP of white vinegar or lemon juice with half a cup of whatever milk you have on hand.


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