Buttermilk Biscuit Recipe!

Taste a Restaurant’s Recipe

You'll Agree...Grandma Is Baking!

This restaurant Biscuit Recipe creates a light, tender, mouth-watering bread for any time and any meal!

This is not bragging. It’s reporting! Restaurant customers (I call them guests) think their grandmothers are working for me! :-)

Actually, this recipe was one of my grandmother’s originally. I tried it when I opened the restaurant for breakfast and have used it ever since.

Grandma's BISCUIT ! 

Favorite Restaurant Bread Recipe

Preparation time: about 20 minutes...the best 20 minutes you'll probably ever spend cooking! Serves 12-16.


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 4 1/2 cups flour
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoons soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  • Combine flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder
  • Cut shortening into mixture with a pastry blender until size of peas
  • Add buttermilk and stir until it holds together
  • Turn out onto a floured surface or pastry cloth
  • Knead 10 times
  • Roll 3/4 to 1 inch thick and cut with proper cutter
  • Place on sheet pan and brush with melted butter (be generous)
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, depending on your oven

Some of my restaurant customers (guests) order two of these with jam or honey in the morning with a cup of coffee or tea. It serves as their breakfast. But these are so good you can enjoy them at lunch or dinner or as a snack. I do!

Split these and ladle my hot sausage gravy over them! This is really goooood!

You might consider serving these with a hot bowl of soup or delicious beef stew.

This bread item, even when served with certain other items, is true comfort food.

Thanks for visiting! ENJOY the recipe and the company of those you share it with! - Donna

“Always remember that nine times out of ten you probably are not having a full-on nervous breakdown. You just need a cup of tea and a homemade biscuit.”