Kentucky Fried Chicken Biscuits


     * 2 cups self-rising flour, White Lily is best
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening OR butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • melted butter, optional



    • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet or a cast iron pan with shortening or butter. Or you can line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    • Place flour in a large bowl. Add shortening or butter and cut it in with a pastry blender or 2 forks or 2 knives. You don’t want any pieces bigger than a small pea.
    • Slowly pour the buttermilk in, stirring gently as you pour. Keep gently stirring until flour is moistened but do not overmix.
    • Transfer dough to a lightly floured piece of parchment paper. Gently pat it out until it is 1/2-inch thckness.
    • Cut out biscuits using a 2-inch floured biscuit cutter, Do not twist the cutter as you press it down. Just use a straight up and down motion. Press together the scraps and cut one more biscuit.
    • Place biscuits so they are just barely touching each other on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Brush with melted butter and serve.