Classic Buttermilk Lard Biscuits

By: Marlene Stolfo for
Classic Buttermilk Lard Biscuits
Classic Buttermilk Lard Biscuits
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When you are craving down-home Southern cooking, do not hesitate to make these Classic Buttermilk Lard Biscuits. This easy biscuit recipe is impossibly simple, but the results are certainly amazing. Even if you are not familiar with Southern comfort food recipes, you will be able to tackle this biscuit recipe without any issues. Even beginning cooks and bakers will be able to turn out these biscuits without any issues.
The best thing about this easy Southern recipe is that it only requires simple ingredients, such as flour, buttermilk, shortening, and baking powder. Keeping these ingredients on hand for last-minute biscuit baking is highly recommended. Once you serve these Southern buttermilk biscuits to your family, they will request them at every meal. Learning how to make biscuits from scratch has never been easier than with this recipe for Classic Buttermilk Lard Biscuits.

Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time15 min


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening, frozen
  • 2/3 cup chilled buttermilk


To make the biscuits:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place rack into center of oven. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  2. Cut the shortening into the flour with a pastry cutter or fork until it looks like small peas. Make a well in the center of mixture, add the buttermilk, and stir gently with a folk or spatula around 10 to 12 times until combined.

  3. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll out the dough into a rectangle that is 3/4-inches thick. Fold the dough in half. Roll out and fold again, repeating the process three more times.

  4. Roll the dough out to ½-inch thickness. Cut with a 2 ½-inch biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake until the biscuits are golden brown, around 12 to 15 minutes. If desired, brush the baked biscuits with melted butter.

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