Quick Biscuit Soda

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Make delicious homemade buttermilk biscuits that pair well with any meal. This simple recipe is easy to prep and takes only 10 minutes to bake.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt plus more to dust over top
  • 3 tablespoons organic vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat your oven to 450ºF.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and whisk together well for about a minute.
  3. Add in the shortening and use a fork, pastry blender, or your fingers to work the shortening into the flour until the mix starts to look crumbly.
  4. Add buttermilk and stir with a fork until combined. Do not overmix. The dough will be soft.
  5. Flour a surface well and plop the dough in the middle. Flour the top of the dough and carefully shape into a rectangle about ½ inch thick.
  6. Cut the biscuits with a floured biscuit cutter, cookie cutter, a drinking glass, or a wide-mouthed jar. Do not twist the cutter into the dough; just push down and then up.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together egg with a bit of water. Brush tops of biscuits with mixture and sprinkle with salt.
  8. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet and bake for 10-11 minutes or until the tops are lightly golden.
  9. Serve immediately!


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