Homemade Biscuits

          Who doesn't love fresh, homemade biscuits? For many Appalachian folk, life just wouldn't be so without biscuits, homemade butter and molasses. They are a time honored treasure you too can enjoy with this simple and delicious recipe! ~


  • 2 cups All Purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 5 - 6 tbsp real butter or lard
  • 1 cup whole or buttermilk


Thoroughly mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add in cold butter/lard and crumble into the dry flour mix. Mix until coarse and very crumbly. Then add 1 cup of cold milk. Mix and knead. Place dough onto floured surface and roll 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Cut biscuits with cutter, or jar or ring. Be sure to straight cut and not twist the biscuits out as that will seal the dough. 

Bake in baking pan or cast iron skillet for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

Have the gravy, butter, and molasses ready! Enjoy!~



  1. As an old gezzer, if a lady can make great biscuits then she is a keeper.

  2. I am currently making these for my family for the second time. This is the best biscuit recipe I have come across and my family LOVES them. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love your recipes so far I'm old school so I love your ways please contact me if you want to and thanks for sharing

  6. I am looking for your apple butter recipe.

  7. Just made your biscuits! Girl,i have tried many recipes but none so good as yours! recipes I have used are mostly too dry and i'm afraid to add more liquid and then mix again - watching your video helped me overcome my fear of over mixing and using more than 3/4 c. cold milk or buttermilk.
    I've got one of your biscuits slathered in butter and honey right now an WOW! thank you soooooooooo much!

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  9. Where is the Elderberry Syrup recipe PLease??

  10. These are hands down the best ever biscuits! I've been searching and I can end it here. Thank you!!! Making a sweet version with a little more butter for strawberry shortcake right now.