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 1/2 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.
* For soured milk, put 1 Tb lemon juice into your measuring cup. Add milk to measure 1 cup. Allow it to sit a couple minute while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 124 Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 4mg Sodium 203mg Carbohydrates 18g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 1g Sugar 1g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 4g