Easy Buttermilk Biscuits {Only 4 Ingredients!}

easy to make buttermilk biscuit recipe

Easy and delicious buttermilk biscuits


  • 2 cups of self-rising flour
  • 1/3 cup of solid vegetable shortening
  • 2/3 cups + 2 Tbsp. buttermilk – shaken
  • melted butter – a couple of Tbsp. should do it


  • place the oven rack in the middle of the oven and preheat it to 425 degrees
  • in a large mixing bowl, pour the flour and cut in the shortening until it is pea-sized
  • pour all of the buttermilk into your prepared flour and fold it in until everything is combined
  • prepare a work surface by lightly flouring it and turn out your biscuit dough
  • begin folding it in half or into thirds, patting, folding it, patting, etc… only do this 3 or 4 times to get your flaky layers
  • push the dough into a circle that is about 1 inch high
  • use a biscuit cutter or a glass opening to push into the dough and pull it straight up
  • place your shaped biscuit onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • you should get 6 or 7 biscuits from the dough
  • brush melted butter on biscuits
  • Bake for 12 minutes


Enjoy warm with butter and/or your favorite toppings

Storing leftover biscuits – store covered and at room temperature for up to 3 days