Breads & Muffins

Good Morning to You

Buttermilk Biscuits-The Duo Dishes

There are really great things about waking up in the morning on the weekend:  knowing it’s a Saturday or Sunday and you don’t have to go to work, staying in bed past 9:00 am because you can and smelling something baking.  Someone once said the best part of waking up was Folgers in your cup, but we think the best part of waking up is arising to the scent of someone cooking in the kitchen.  We’ve made biscuits before, but these are purely unadulterated.  Eat them plain or add butter, honey or jam.  They are most definitely a great way to usher in a good morning.

Short and to the point today!  We just want to share an easy biscuit recipe for your next lazy weekend morning.  Whoever you serve these to will love you for life.   Fast to make and so quickly eaten, you won’t even realize you’ve spent any time in the kitchen!

Buttermilk Biscuits – Approx. 10-12
1 1/4 cups self-rising flour
1 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup buttermilk
Flour for dusting

1. Combine flour, sugar and baking soda with a whisk.

2. Cut shortening into flour with a pastry blender until small, coarse crumbs develop.

3. Stir in buttermilk until sticky dough forms. Dump on a lightly floured surface and knead 3 or 4 times.

4. Roll out to about 1/2 inch and cut circles with a 2-inch cutter or a drinking glass.

5. Lay dough on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated oven at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown.

Click HERE for the printable recipe.


51 thoughts on “Good Morning to You

  1. These look incredible. I have yet to make a fabulous biscuit; it seems that the ones people rave about have shortening in them. I can’t wait to give these a try!

  2. I love biscuits – love the smell of them in the oven and how something so simple can be so good. Thank you!

  3. hi! these look lovely! i was looking for ideas for my big brunch on Sunday and I think I just found one! thanks 😀

  4. I’m in total agreement with you about waking up to the scent of freshly baked biscuits! Yours look perfect, and I’ll definitely be giving these a try soon. 🙂

  5. Okay what time is breakfast, I will set the clock and run over… This gives me another idea for using that big bag of pears I bought!

  6. Although I have a sweet tooth, no jams, preserves or honey for me! It’s biscuits and gravy or nothing! (Well, if I HAD to, I’d eat it with sweetsstuff.)

  7. haha I’m still waiting to make your cheese and herb biscuits– then you throw this photo out– yum!! NOTHING like biscuits in the morning 🙂

  8. Always forget about biscuits in the morning. I like mine with bacon and egg in a sandwich or covered in gravy. So unhealthy and makes you want to run right back into bed and crash in a carb coma for the next couple of hours.

  9. I love homemade biscuits – especially drizzled with a really good honey and smeared with real butter – this just made the list of things to make!


  10. Hmmm waking up to something being baked is the best way to wake up. Too bad I am the one who has to get up to bake, lol. Hmm I am in the mood for biscuits now.

  11. this looks amazing. i tend to usually cook main courses, so i like getting new ideas to cook, like this. i’ll have to try it out one of these days. thanks!

  12. buttermilk biscuits, they’re just one of my favorites – does it get better than fresh from the oven with butter and homemade jam?

  13. Wow those really do look simple to make! I may have to try making these some weekend for my roommates! And, me. 🙂

  14. You make it sound so easy I think I will hand this one over to my husband and tell him that he will have a happier life with a happier wife if she wakes up to these every once in a while 🙂

  15. Good morning, indeed. Nothing make thing better than a warm fresh out of the oven biscuit. Slather on some jam or butter along with some tea of coffee and I’m good to go.

  16. I love your addition of brown sugar to the biscuit recipe. There is nothing like a fresh biscuit. I like to think I’ve perfected my own biscuit recipe, but there are always things you can do with a biscuit.

  17. thanks for this inspiration. my dad used to make buttermilk biscuits from scratch (even when we had no buttermilk; how’d he do that!?) and i’ve been looking for a recipe to get me started.

  18. Those look great. Alas, no one was making breakfast 🙂 Instead I squeezed some orange juice and microwaved a chocolate croissant! YUM

  19. Sign me up for fresh biscuits in the morning! That looks amazing. I love mine with butter and strawberry jam. 🙂

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