Serve these old fashioned buttermilk biscuits with butter, jam, or other favorite toppings. This is an easy and pretty much fail proof recipe for learning how to make biscuits from scratch.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix together thoroughly with a whisk or fork.
Add the butter, lard, or coconut oil to the flour mixture and cut the fat into the flour using a pastry cutter until the fat is the size of peas.
Move dough to the prepared baking sheet and press evenly into a 3/4 inch disc.
Cut biscuits with a biscuit cutter or a narrow-mouth canning ring. Once all of the old-fashioned buttermilk biscuits are cut, pull the scraps together and cut into remaining biscuits.
Whether you are making your biscuits with baking powder or baking soda; buttermilk or milk, one thing always remains the same. For good biscuits from scratch, you want to handle the dough as little as possible.
Serve with butter and your favorite sweet topping. Here are some you can make at home: