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My grandmother has been making biscuits for a long time and they are always perfect. Here's how she does it.

Basic supplies

Basic supplies

Mix together shortening and flour. Mix until pieces of shortening are the size of a pea.

Mix together shortening and flour. Mix until pieces of shortening are the size of a pea.

She adds a pinch of baking soda just to kill the flavor of the buttermilk

Grease the pan with a little bit of canola oil. Spread it around the pan so that it's evenly distributed.

Grease the pan with a little bit of canola oil. Spread it around the pan so that it's evenly distributed.

Make a bed of flour

Make a bed of flour

Add buttermilk

Add buttermilk

Add more buttermilk as needed

Add more buttermilk as needed

It should look like this

It should look like this

Put wet dough onto bed of flour

Put wet dough onto bed of flour

Kneed the dough until it is easily handled

Kneed the dough until it is easily handled

Like this!

Like this!

Spread out the dough about half an inch

Spread out the dough about half an inch

Cut out the biscuits using the biscuit cutter

Cut out the biscuits using the biscuit cutter

Use all the available dough you can. Consolidate scraps of dough and use them to make more biscuits

Spread some of the oil onto the top of the biscuit like this.

Spread some of the oil onto the top of the biscuit like this.

Don't crowd the Biscuits too much unless you have to.

Don't crowd the Biscuits too much unless you have to.

My grandmother heats the oven to 435 but the standard is 450 or even 500. I think this mostly depends on the oven. Find out what works for you!

My grandmother heats the oven to 435 but the standard is 450 or even 500. I think this mostly depends on the oven. Find out what works for you!

Put the biscuits in the oven on the top rack

Put the biscuits in the oven on the top rack

Rotate the pan as needed. This takes practice and experience.

Take them out when they are golden brown. Serve while hot, but these are great cold

I hope you enjoyed this guide. Happy Mother's Day!

  • 2.0c Self rising flour
  • 0.0c Crisco
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • Oven
  • Spoon
  • Bowl
  • Something to grease the pan
  • A pan
  • Biscuit cutter
  • Canola oil