Mom's Recipes- Buttermilk Biscuits

July 12, 2021


I decided to begin the journey of my Mom's recipes, at the start with her Buttermilk Biscuits. She was the best at making biscuits and she always had the ingredients on hand. My Dad still loves a good butter biscuit, so I think when this batch is made I will share them with him.

 My Momma told me if you know how to make biscuits then you can wing it from there to, add jelly, ham, gravy. She said that people thought making biscuits was hard, but then she would grin in her special way, and say it's not that hard. Growing up Saturday mornings were a big breakfast day in our house. I'm talking Sausage, grits, red eye gravy over biscuits. I made my Mom's biscuits many times while she was alive and let me say, they looked like hers but, never tasted like hers.
 So, good luck if you are following the recipes at home. 
Homemade Biscuits
I found this picture of my Mom making biscuits.
This was in here later stages, but she still loved cooking.

One more piece of Mom advice, she would say, "Just act like everything is fine, and people around you will not know any different". This advice was in reference to things like Sunday dinner & life, she would have food for 10 people, but 15 would show up. She would send me to the freezer and like a magic box, she always had something in there that could be thrown together for a meal, and she never missed a beat. I am glad that I got that skill from her.

I don't know where this recipe came from but, she made them this way as long as I can remember. And, if my memory serves me correct, this was my Grandma Grace's recipe too.
3 Easy Ingredients to Delicious Buttermilk Biscuits
Dough Ball

Cut Biscuits

Make sure to use a well greased pan

Buttermilk Biscuits

4 Cups Self Rising Flour + some to flour counter
1/4 Cup Crisco Shortening + a tad for greasing the pan
1 1/2 cups Buttermilk

Preheat oven to 500
Sift your flour first. 
Add flour to mixing bowl. Make a little nest in your bowl.
 Add the crisco to the hole.
 Slowly add buttermilk. 
 With your hand, gently mix the buttermilk and crisco together, do not over mix. 
Keep mixing until you have a nice dough ball.
Flour counter space where you are patting out dough. 
Pat to about 1/2 inch.Cut biscuits using a biscuit cutter, or any drinking glass out of your cabinet. 
Place biscuits on well greased pan and cook until golden brown
Hit them with some butter as soon as they come out of the oven

Do not use a roller
Make sure you sift the flour
The slower you cook your biscuits, the dryer they will be. 
All ovens are different and watch your biscuits until they are golden brown.

My mom would brush the biscuits with softened butter when they came out of the oven. The whole house smelled so good when she was making biscuits, and that is the smell I want when I make them now.

I hope you and your family enjoy!

Please leave comments below, I would love to hear from you if you make these biscuits.



  1. I remember watching my grandmother make biscuits many times over the years. I miss her and those melt in your mouth biscuits she would make. Thank you for sharing precious memories and precious recipes Dana.

    1. Those are beautiful memories you have of your Grandmother. It is my pleasure sharing my memories of my Mom. I miss her so much.

  2. Dana -what temp and for how long do you bake them?

    1. You bake them at 500 degrees until golden brown. Ovens vary so just watch yours. My oven takes about 18 minutes.


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