Buttermilk Biscuits


The very first job I had was making biscuits for Hardees. The commercials were showing some old grandma making them at 4 am. Yes, they were made at 4 am but not by someones grandma, just me. I was fresh out of high school and not sure what to do with my life. Those two years I worked at Hardees I made many a biscuit. I remember one very busy Saturday morning they sold about 1500 biscuits. By hand, they were all rolled, cut out and baked by me.

I can honestly say that in the beginning, I was not very good at it. I burned some, I burned myself and some looked awful. But with time I got better and better at it.

I decided to make biscuits for you today and why you ask? Because I am so much better at it now than I was then. Even though it has been years since I made them, it is kind of like riding a bike, you always know how to do it.


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Buttermilk Biscuits


2 cups self rising flour

1/4 cup cold shortening

3/4 cup buttermilk


Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Put flour and shortening in a large bowl. Cut shortening into flour using a pastry blender or two knives until it looks like wet sand. Add milk and blend with a fork until it just comes together.

Put the dough on a lightly floured surface and kneed gently a couple of times. Roll dough into 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into biscuits and put on a baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Peace be with you,



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5 Responses to “Buttermilk Biscuits”

  1. #
    Mere Frost — October 11, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Love biscuits!!! Those are lovely! Making good biscuits is an art form! Especially if they are light and flaky! 🙂
    And also with you!


  2. #
    Christiane ~ Taking On Magazines — October 11, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    You really made biscuits at Hardees? That’s awesome. And you obviously got very, very good at it. These look delicious.


  3. #
    Lulu — October 11, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Ok, NOW you did it. You made my mouth water, despite the fact that I just had lunch! Thanks for the recipe and photos. Making these tomorrow! Peace be with you, too! Lulu, Dallas


  4. #
    Debra — October 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Homemade biscuits are the best. Especially with scrambled eggs and gravy!


  5. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — October 13, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    These biscuits look AMAZING and that’s so cool that the Hardee’s biscuits are actually homemade-although, by you (in your area…when you were a teen), poor thing


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