Saturday, June 19, 2010

Miss Paula Deen's Very Own Biscuits!

Today I made biscuits! In a bit of a rush so I can't write any more right now, but after the EXTREME decadence of the s'mores brownies I needed something to counter-act the sugar rush. For the recipe, I called upon the lovely Paula Deen because really- who better to make biscuits than the Southern Queen herself?
When I made these I think I rolled out the dough a little too much so the biscuits stayed a bit flat, but still moist and delicious. So, if thicker biscuits are more your thing, roll them out to about 1/2 inch thickness. Enjoy!

Paula Deen's Basic Biscuits
Recipe from The Lady and Sons Savannah Country Cookbook

  • 1/2 package yeast
  • 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3/8 cup shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Dissolve yeast and set aside. (about 5 minutes)
  3. Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and sugar.
  4. Cut shortening into the dry ingredients.
  5. Mix in yeast and buttermilk.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to desired thickness.
  7. Cut out with a biscuit cutter. (I used a pizza cutter)
  8. Place biscuits on a greased/sprayed baking sheet and bake for about 12 minutes.
Yields about 1 1/2 dozen biscuits.

Happy Baking!


  1. Danielle PiccininiJuly 5, 2010 at 2:16 PM

    Jessica! Your baking looks absolutely AMAZING! I wish I could live with you all summer so I could be your chief sampler! Keep up the good work and ps. thanks for the shout-out :)

  2. Aw thank you Danielle!
    I will definitely try to overnight you something one of these days :)