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Southern-Style Biscuits

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


8 biscuits

Updated: Mar. 24, 2022
As a Southerner and our household cook, I experimented until I hit on just the right biscuit recipe. It practically screams to be smothered in gravy or stuffed with eggs and sausage. —Susan Flippin, Mt. Airy, NC
Southern-Style Biscuits Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2-1/3 cups self-rising flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup cold butter or shortening
  • 3/4 to 1 cup 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place 2 cups flour in a large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture is the size of peas. Stir in 3/4 cup milk. Dough should be sticky; if needed, stir in some of the remaining milk.
  2. Place remaining flour in a small bowl. Using a 1/4-cup measuring cup dipped in flour, remove a scant 1/4 cup dough from bowl and drop into flour; gently turn to coat. Place in greased cast-iron or other ovenproof pan. Repeat with remaining dough.
  3. Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Brush with melted butter; serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

1 biscuit: 217 calories, 9g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 514mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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