This is my absolute favorite biscuit recipe. It is perfect with gravy for a good old fashioned Southern breakfast. You can add a little more sugar and use it for shortcake or add cheese and bacon for a delicious savory snack. This recipe also adapts very well to vegan applications (see the parenthesis for ingredient substitutions).
Seasonality: all year
Beverage pairing: hot coffee
3 cups all-purpose flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 TBS. sugar
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. cream of tartar
3/4 cup butter (or vegetable shortening)
1 1/4 cups buttermilk (or 1 1/4 cup cup soy milk plus 1 TBS white vinegar)
1/4 cup whipping cream (or 1/4 cup additional soy milk)
- Whisk together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar.
- Then, rub the butter into the flour mixture using your hands until the flour has pea size chunks of butter in it.
- Make a well in the center of the mixture and add buttermilk and cream. Mix just until the batter is moistened.
- Drop spoonfuls of batter onto un-greased baking sheets and bake at 450F for 10-12 min.