Best Buttermilk Biscuits
“This recipe makes fluffy, light, and tasty biscuits.”
2 1/4 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening (such as Crisco®)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Sift flour and baking soda together in a large bowl; cut in shortening with a knife or pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Make a well in the center of the mixture and stir in buttermilk until a soft ball forms. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 2 to 3 minutes.
Roll dough out to a 1/2-inch-thick rectangle.
Cut biscuits out with biscuit cutter and transfer to a baking sheet.
Bake in preheated oven until tops are light brown and sides begin to darken, about 10 minutes.
Remove biscuits to cool completely on a wire rack.
Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.