Plain Good Butter Biscuits
22 mins (prep 10, cooking 12)
5 ingredients
12 servings
This has become my go-to recipe for biscuits. It's simple, quick and uses ingredients I almost always have on hand. I've heard that the best biscuits are made with a butter/lard combo. However, I don't have access to real, additive-free lard and will not touch the chemical mystery food that is shortening, so...Here I am with the next best thing...The Plain Good Butter Biscuit. I got this from Brenda Hyde at and it's based on a 1933 recipe.

Categories:  5-ingredients-or-less , rolls~biscuits , <-30-mins , easy , breakfast , inexpensive , breads , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (34.28 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 140.61 Calories from Fat 41.76
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.64g 85.59%
Saturated Fat 2.83g 170.08%
Trans Fat 0.16g %
Cholesterol 15.77mg 63.1%
Sodium 249.05mg 124.53%
Total Carbohydrate 19.79g 79.15%
Dietary Fiber 0.56 g 27.07%
Sugars 3.73 g %
Protein 4.77g 114.4%
Vitamin A 136.74IU% Vitamin C 0.43mg%
Calcium 138.22mg% Iron 1.08mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4