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How to make buttermilk biscuits with baking soda.

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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