Teena's Overnight Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

Teena's Overnight Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

80 Reviews 13 Pics
  • Prep

    20 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    8 h 35 m
Recipe by  LAGIRL

“I'm a Southern girl and these are the ultimate buttermilk biscuits. They're easy to make and, the best part is, you put the dough in the fridge the night before to let them rise extra high!”

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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  1. Sift together the flour and sugar in a large bowl. Cut in the shortening until the mixture has a fine crumb or cornmeal texture. Stir in the buttermilk with a fork until a soft dough forms.
  2. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface, pulling off any pieces sticking inside the bowl. Gather dough into a ball and knead about 20 times, until smooth and elastic. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  4. Working on a floured surface, roll or pat the dough out to 1 inch thickness. Cut into rounds with a 2 inch biscuit cutter, or the floured rim of a glass, by pressing straight down and up. Twisting the cutter will prevent the biscuits from rising as high. Place biscuits about 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet, and allow to rest a few minutes.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until lightly brown, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.

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Really good and easy. I used butter flavor shortening, and brushed w/ melted butter when they came out of the oven. If you don't have self-rising flour, add 1 1/2t of baking powder and 1/4 to 1/2t salt to each cup of all purpose flour.



OMG! These biscuits are incredible! They're so easy to make and they come out light, moist, and fluffy. Plus they rise nice and high - what more could you want from a buttermilk biscuit! I used butter-flavored shortening and didn't change a thing. I left the dough in the fridge for only 6 hours as I didn't have the luxury of overnight and they still turned out perfect. I brushed the tops with melted butter during the last five minutes of baking and WOW what a great biscuit!



Best Recipe Ever!!! Be sure to use self rising flour in the dough, but use all purpose flour to roll out your biscuits on. Be careful not to twist your biscuit cutter or they will not rise well; push straight down and lift up. Also, lay biscuits on baking sheet slightly touching each other.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 273 cal
  • 14%
  • Fat
  • 12.2 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs
  • 35 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 5.5 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 572 mg
  • 23%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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