Mennonite Buttermilk Biscuits
These Delicious Mennonite Buttermilk Biscuits were made by my 7 year old granddaughter, with my guidance of course. Yes they really are that easy, no rolling pin needed. When my daughter picked up the kids, I gave her one and she couldn’t believe we made them. She said they tasted just like one of our restaurants buttermilk biscuits. These are the easiest and quickest biscuits I have ever made! Even if you have never worked with dough, or you think that you can’t work with dough, you can with this recipe. This is a must try recipe!
Source: Mennonite Community Cookbook
Place all of the dry
ingredients into a small bowl.
Whisk dry ingredients together.
Place the shortening into the flour.
Using a pastry blender or two knives,
cut the shortening into the flour.
Continue until it resembles course crumbs.
Pour the buttermilk in all at once.
Using a fork, stir the milk into
the flour just until moistened.
Lightly flour a flat surface.
Place the dough on the floured surface.
Form into a ball and
knead for 30 seconds.
Using your hands, flatten the dough
to 3/8” thick, not any thinner.
Use a biscuit cutter and cut the dough.
If you don’t have a biscuit cutter,
any round glass will work.
Repeat with the leftover
dough until it is gone.
Place the biscuits onto a
large ungreased baking sheet.
Bake in a preheated 450 degree
oven for 12 – 15 minutes or until
the top is a golden brown.
While the biscuits are baking,
melt 2 Tbsp of butter.
When the biscuits come out of the oven,
immediately brush the tops with
the melted butter.
Let the biscuits sit for a minute
so the butter can soak in.
Place on a serving plate and enjoy!
Mennonite Buttermilk Biscuits
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 3 Tbsp shortening
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 Tbsp butter, to brush on top of baked biscuits
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Place all of the dry ingredients into a small bowl. Whisk them together to combine.
- Place the shortening into the flour mixture. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles course crumbs.
- Pour the buttermilk into the flour mixture all at once.
- Using a fork, mix the milk into the flour just until the flour is moistened.
- Place the dough onto a lightly floured flat surface.
- Form it into a ball and knead for 30 seconds.
- Flatten the dough with your hands to 3/8″ and using a biscuit cutter (or glass) cut the biscuits out of the dough. Repeat until the dough is used up.
- Place the biscuits onto a large ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until the tops are a golden brown.
- While the biscuits are baking, melt the butter.
- When the biscuits are done, remove them from the oven and immediately brush the melted butter on top of each biscuit. Let them sit for a minute and serve.
Categories: Amish/Mennonite, Bread
They look gorgeous with the nice golden brown color, bet the the homemade ones taste delicious! Good job by the little one 🙂
Thank you I will tell her you said that she was so proud!
I just might brew up a batch of these for a hiking day! Thanks for sharing
That sounds like fun! They were great two days later so you could even make them up ahead of time. Thank you Jeanine!
Those look perfect, Diane!
Thank you Jennifer! My granddaughter was so proud!
I’ll bet! 😀
This looks wonderful. I was going to serve biscuits as part of our breakfast this weekend, and now I think I know which recipe to try . . .
They were amazing!!! I ate leftovers 2 days later and they were still moist and delicious!
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I love all these Mennonite recipes you share! I’ve never made biscuits with shortening but just made them for the first time last year and couldn’t believe how easy and good they were. So much better than the kind in the crack-open package. I want to try it this way next time with butter on top.
You won’t believe how easy and delicious these are. They were still moist and delicious 2 days later! Thank you!
Great recipe, these look amazing! What do you normally serve with them?
Thank you! They are great with just about any meal. I love them for breakfast or a snack too split open and drizzled with butter and honey.
Love these spongy biscuits!
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Aw thank you so much for the nommiation and I am so glad you are enjoying my blog! These biscuits are amazing!
Mmmm those look yummy!
They are! I will never make any other buttermilk biscuit again! Love Amish and Mennonite recipes! Thanks!
She’s aiming to follow in Grandma’s footsteps – next she’ll want a WordPress blog subscription for Christmas, mark my words!
Hahaha I wouldn’t doubt it!
Those look scrumptious, Diane. I will definitely try this recipe.
Thank you Tanja! It is a wonderful recipe!!
Those need to be slathered in strawberry preserves and eaten. Like, now. 🙂
Hahaha I need to do that! I always put honey on them. Thank you Matt!
This is really interesting and definitely a crowd pleaser 👍
Yes it definitely was…lol Thanks for your comment!
Nice recipe, Diane!! We call them scones in Australia and what you call cookies we call biscuits- interesting how the idiom is different across our countries!! Thank you for sharing!! Donna 🧚🏻♀️❤️🙏 donnadoesdresses.com
Wow.. These look delish!😍
Thanks so much they tasted amazing! I love Amish and Mennonite recipes!
Biscuits look great Diane, it’s in my long time wish list..
Thank you Deeksha! Definitely give them a try you won’t regret it! Have a great weekend!
Your desserts are amazing.
Dan you are so kind!
I am no cook but it’s very cold in Birmingham ( (England) today & I really fancy one of those biscuits. I think even I might be able to follow those excellent instructions. Excuse my ignorance, but what’s ‘ shortening?
Shortening is like lard only shelf stable. Lard is better for you…lol It is cold here too (USA) with a wind chill of -38 degrees….brrrrr! Stay warm!
Would butter work instead of the shortening?
I’m have never used butter with them but I’m sure it would work. I’m not sure how it will change the rise but no matter what they will taste great. Give it a try and let me know how they turned out please. I usually use butter in everything but this was a recipe from a cookbook so I made them just like they said.
I’ve been researching shortening substitutes and butter is one of the top ones. I mainly want to avoid shortening because I haven’t been able to find any that isn’t hydrogenated. My husband has heart disease on both sides of his family, so I’m very careful what I cook for him, I really don’t want to increase the odds of him getting heart problems. Thank you for talking back at me! I’ll be sure and tell you how the biscuits turn out! Have a SUPER WEEKEND!!!!!
I bet they taste even better. The only difference may be in the texture. Good luck!
I have all the ingredients to make the biscuits now. I have a dentist appointment to endure tomorrow and will make them when I get home. My husband is really looking forward to trying them!
Let me know and enjoy! Good luck at the dentist too…ugh!
I didn’t know about the melted butter topping at the end trick! That’s key. Thanks for the recipe, these look like they’d be good with hot soup or fried chicken! I might be hungry? Hugs, C
You’re welcome Cheryl. You’re right about the fried chicken or soup!
I have never made biscuits before, but I will now. Thank you for sharing easy recipes that even I can make!
You’re going to love them, you’re welcome❣️
I have been making buttermilk biscuits for quite some time from a recipe that I have had for ages. But, these look really good. Perhaps it’s time for a change!
Give it a try you may like them better or just like how easy they are. Thank you!
With the price of eggs skyrocketing, we’ll all be looking for eggless recipes! These sound so good. I”m a sucker for a good biscuit! I think the most difficult part of the instructions is waiting a minute to let the butter soak it! LOL! Thanks for sharing.
Hahaha I would have to agree with the butter soaking in being the hardest part Janet! Thank you and you are very welcome. 💕