Print Options:

Flaky Southern Biscuits

Yields68 ServingsPrep Time45 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time1 hr

I never have buttermilk on hand when I want homemade flaky Southern biscuits. This one ingredient makes a perfect substitute.

Flaky Southern Biscuits with Greek Yogurt

 2 cups all-purpose flour
 1 tablespoon baking powder
 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/2 teaspoon sugar
 2 tablespoons butter
 2 tablespoons shortening
 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
 1/4 cup milk
 2 tablespoons melted butter
 kosher salt to finish
1

In a medium bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Add in the butter and shortening and mix together with your hands, until it is incorporated.

2

In a small bowl, whisk together the Greek yogurt and milk. Add it to the other bowl, and combine with your hands.

3

Dump the dough onto the counter. Do not knead it. Press the dough together into disc about 1-inch thick. Using a glass or two-inch biscuit cutter, cut out 6-8 circles. You can press the edge pieces together to reform the disc, as needed. Place the biscuits onto a lined baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Flaky Southern Biscuits with Greek Yogurt

4

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Brush the biscuits with melted butter and a sprinkle of salt and bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden on top.