Southern Biscuits Recipe

Looking for an easy Southern Biscuits recipe? Learn how to make Southern Biscuits using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mspew

Makes 16 servings



This is my own recipe based on Alton Brown's older, more traditional recipe. I make them smaller because they are just at 100 calories each this way.

Recipe Ingredients for Southern Biscuits

2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tsp sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons earth balance
1 cup milk

Recipe Directions for Southern Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using your fingertips, rub butter and shortening into dry ingredients until mixture looks like crumbs. (The faster the better, you don't want the fats to melt.) Make a well in the center and pour in the chilled buttermilk. Stir just until the dough comes together. The dough will be very sticky.

  3. Turn dough onto floured surface, dust top with flour and gently fold dough over on itself 5 or 6 times. Press into a 1-inch thick round. Cut out biscuits with a 1.5-inch cutter, being sure to push straight down through the dough. Place biscuits on baking sheet so that they just touch. Reform scrap dough, working it as little as possible and continue cutting. (Biscuits from the second pass will not be quite as light as those from the first, but hey, that's life.)

  4. Bake until biscuits are tall and light gold on top, 15 to 20 minutes.

Categories

Breads

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 36.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
92
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
3.3g
5%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
199mg
8%
Potassium
166mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates
13.5g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0.5g
2%
Sugars
1.1g
Protein
2.1g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 7% Iron 4%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in selenium
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