Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hillcountry Biscuits

As you may recall from last week, the clone had gone on an extreme diet. She lost so much weight, she was tossed around in a wind storm. She never wants to experience that again, so she is through dieting. She is going heavy carb with her Hillcountry Buttermilk Biscuits. I told her yo-yo dieting is not good for her body.

Hillcountry Biscuits

3 1/2 cups flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (optional)
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400". Lightly coat baking sheet with butter. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, sugar, and salt in large bowl. Add pecans if desired. Add shortening and butter using a pastry cutter or fork. Blend until well combined. Add buttermilk and mix dough until most of the flour is absorbed. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it 4 to 6 times. Roll dough into thickness of 1 to 1 1/2 inches. Cut 2 1/2 inch rounds out of the dough with biscuit cutter and place them on the prepared pan. Bake the biscuits in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes.


  1. MmMmmmmmm biscuits! With winter coming, I'm already thinking about stews and nothing goes better with them than nice, hot, fresh biscuits, and they're so easy to make too. Thanks for the recipe, Lori!


  2. I was worried about the dieting and am glad to know you are the right path now!

    I love hot biscuits with butter and strawberry jam. MMMM

    You're the best.

  3. I absolutely love biscuits! The sad thing is that my Texas boy DH doesn't - go figure.

  4. Making my mouth water.. I am going to try these biscuts for sure...

  5. What a great idea to have with morning breakfast this Saturday. College son is coming home for Fall break and I enjoy cooking and baking for the starving child. He always comes home with a big appetite. Thanks for the recipe.