Old Fashioned Biscuits



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There is just something better about old fashioned recipes sometimes, don’t you think? While I love trying new recipes, new technology, and new experiences, I also love teaching my kids about simple things too. My kids and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, baking away and creating new things. The other day I thought it would be fun to teach them something old instead of something new. All three of us put on our aprons, grabbed a few simple ingredients from the pantry, and got to work baking old fashioned biscuits for dinner.

Old Fashioned Biscuits

Old Fashioned Biscuits recipe. 5 simple ingredients.

For this old fashioned biscuit recipe, you will need:

  1. All purpose white flour
  2. Baking soda
  3. Salt
  4. Buttermilk
  5. Butter

Aren’t the simple ingredients great? You can find buttermilk near the milk at your grocery store.

How to make Old Fashioned Biscuits

Ingredients for Homemade Biscuits

  • 4 cups of all purpose white flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3/4 cups of buttermilk
  • 1 cup of butter (softened)

Lucky for all of us, baking these biscuits is very easy which is why I really encourage you to get your kids involved. This is a hard recipe to mess up, which makes it perfect for the busy hands of kids!

Old Fashioned Biscuits recipe. 5 simple ingredients.

Serve them warm with dinner! There’s something mouthwatering about freshly baked warm biscuits.

The lace tablecloth you see in these photos actually belonged to my mom. I remember her setting the table with this exact table cloth so many times. Now that she’s gone, I felt like it was the perfect time to bring out her tablecloth while the kids and I nibbled on warm biscuits, just like she and I used to do!

Old Fashioned Biscuits Recipe

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Old Fashioned Biscuits Recipe

You Will Need

  1. 4 cups of all purpose white flour
  2. 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  3. 1 teaspoon of salt
  4. 3/4 cups of buttermilk
  5. 1 cup of butter (softened)


  1. Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt)
  2. Once the dry ingredients are mixed well, add in the butter and buttermilk. I like to use the dough attachment on my KitchenAid mixer.
  3. I like to place parchment paper on my workspace because it prevents the dough from sticking.
  4. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to your desired thickness.
  5. Keep in mind that, like all biscuits, these will rise in the oven.
  6. We roll our dough out about 1/2? thick.
  7. Here’s the really fun part for kids. This is something my mom taught me how to do and I remember it like it was yesterday! Take a cup (a regular old glass) and use the top of the cup as a cookie cutter on your rolled out dough.
  8. It is the easiest way to cut out perfect circles for your biscuits! Trust me, your kids will really love doing this:)
  9. Placed the round biscuits on a greased sheet and sprinkle some additional salt on top (optional).
  10. Cook them at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until they start to appear golden.

Kelly Dixon

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  1. These biscuits look wonderful! Approximately how many biscuits does this recipe make?
    Thank you for sharing this recipe. I can’t wait to bake these with my daughters.

  2. Tx, looks like fun! What is the rising agent in this recipe since theres no baking powder only baking soda.

  3. Do these freeze well? Have you tried that and do you thaw them out beore baking them?

  4. could the bisquits be made with almond milk? My daughter can not have regular milk or soy milk. I would love to make these since they are cheaper then buying baking mix.

      1. I am lactose intolerant and I usually swap out the liquid in recipes for rice milk, almond, oat milk, or half water and half something else if I am not 100% sure of the taste.

        My theory is that the people in the past, i.e. 100 years ago or more, did not always have milk on hand or to spare and probably used whatever they had. (water or watered milk)