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Small Batch Buttermilk Biscuits

This small batch of buttermilk biscuits are so easy and so tasty, and you don’t even need a fancy biscuit cutter to make them! These biscuits are dense and full of flavor. They pair nicely with a sausage patty for breakfast or taste delicious with chicken fried steak! 


  • 2 cups Bread flour
  • 2 tbsp Baking powder
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Lard
  • 1/8 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Buttermilk


  • Preheat your oven to 400.  
  • Begin by preparing a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, soda, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Blend the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the lard and butter and work them in using a pastry cutter, fork or your hands. 
  • Pour in the buttermilk and mix the dough until most of the flour is absorbed. 
  • Turn the dough out onto the prepared baking sheet and press out into rectangle shape about ¾ of an inch thick. Fold over itself length wise and press back out to ¾ of an inch again. Repeat this process 4-6 times or until the dough come together. You should have a stiff dough that is not sticky. 
  • Form the dough into a rectangle that is about 1 to 1 ½ inches thick. Cut into six squares with a pizza cutter or sharp knife. 
  • Let the biscuits rise at room temperature until doubled in size, about an hour. Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter for a golden-brown top. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and bake the biscuits in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.