Daddy's Biscuits by Trisha Yearwood


"Biscuits are synonymous with Southern cooking," says Trisha. "If I had the time, I would have homemade biscuits at every single meal." For smaller, appetizer-friendly biscuits, we use a 2-inch biscuit cutter.

Daddy's Biscuit
Photo: Jennifer Davick
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
28 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 4 tablespoon vegetable shortening

  • 2 cup self-rising flour

  • ¾ cup buttermilk, well shaken


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Using a pastry blender or two table knives, cut the shortening into the flour until it resembles coarse meal. Use a fork to stir in the buttermilk to make a soft dough, or until the dough comes together and leaves the sides of the bowl. Continue stirring with the fork until all the flour is worked into the dough. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured board. Knead 3 or 4 times until smooth and manageable.

  2. With your hands or a floured rolling pin, flatten the dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch. Cut with a 2 to 2 1/2-inch floured biscuit cutter. Reroll the dough for more biscuits if necessary. Place the rounds on the baking sheet 1 inch apart for crisp biscuits or almost touching for softer biscuits. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.


If you cannot find self-rising flour, substitute 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 Tbsp. baking powder, and 1/4 tsp. salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

118 Calories
5g Fat
16g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 118
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 265mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 88mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 49mg 1%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 41.6mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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