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3-Ingredient Biscuits
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3-Ingredient Biscuits

Biscuit making doesn't get any simpler than these 3-Ingredient Biscuits. Slather them with butter and you won't believe how deliciously light and tender these biscuits are.
Course Bread
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5


  • 2 cups self-rising flour, White Lily is best
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening OR butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • melted butter, optional


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet or a cast iron pan with shortening or butter. Or you can line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place flour in a large bowl. Add shortening or butter and cut it in with a pastry blender or 2 forks or 2 knives. You don't want any pieces bigger than a small pea.
  • Slowly pour buttermilk in, stirring gently as you pour. Keep gently stirring until flour is moistened but do not overmix.
  • Transfer dough to a lightly floured piece of parchment paper. Gently pat it out until it is 1/2-inch thckness.
  • Cut out biscuits using a 2-inch floured biscuit cutter, Do not twist the cutter as you press it down. Just use a straight up and down motion. Press together the scraps and cut one more biscuit.
  • Place biscuits so they are just barely touching each other on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Brush with melted butter and serve.