There’s just something about simple baking soda biscuits that are just so delicious.
They are very similar to a classic baking powder biscuit recipe. Not only are they light and airy, but they are so simple to make, you’ll never want the dough from a can again.
If you don’t have a biscuit cutter, you can use a similarly sized glass, or even a coffee mug. Whatever you use, you want to make sure it is well floured, that way the biscuit comes right out.
This recipe makes 10-12 biscuits, depending upon the size of your biscuits.
- 2 c all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1 pinch (1/16 tsp) fine salt
- 3 Tb organic vegetable shortening
- 1 c soured milk* or buttermilk
- To begin, preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- In your mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and give it a stir.
- Add in the shortening. With a pastry blender, cut the shortening in until it forms a crumbly mixture.
- Pour in the soured milk and stir until just combined. The dough will be soft.
- Place the dough on a well-floured surface, and turn it a few times until it is lightly coated with flour.
- Pat the dough to ½ inch thick. Cut into biscuits with a floured biscuit cutter.
- Place the biscuits on a cookie sheet or baking stone.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden.
- Serve warm with butter and jam or any way you like.