Everyone loves a good biscuit, but in the South we have a special affinity for them. Don’t wait to get your biscuit game on, because you don’t want to miss out on these! With a golden, buttery crisp on the outside and flaky soft inside the layers that just melt in your mouth these Copy Cat KFC Biscuits are the only buttermilk biscuit recipe you’ll ever want or need.
Around here we’re pretty serious about our biscuits, and we’re not shy about enjoying them morning, noon, and night. Biscuit and gravy, fried chicken and biscuits— everything’s better when paired with a soft, crumbly crisp on the outside Southern-style biscuit.
We even take ’em with us on our picnics.
Whether it’s to see a play, enjoying the park on Easter Sunday, or an after-school function– I love an easy picnic meal. And it really doesn’t get any easier than ordering a tub of fried chicken with a side of our favorite biscuits. It’s convenient, fast, and finger-lickin’ good.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1⁄2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1⁄4 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
4 teaspoons Butter Flavor Crisco
1 cup buttermilk
PREHEAT oven to 400°F; COMBINE 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1 tablespoon sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon baking soda in a large mixing bowl; CUT in shortenings until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
STIR in 1 cup buttermilk just until a soft dough forms (dough will be very loose and sticky at this point).
SPRINKLE flour over a large wooden board; TURN dough onto a floured board and knead gently 10 to 12 times or until no longer sticky, re-flouring board as necessary while kneading.
DIVIDE dough in half; GENTLY pat or roll each half into an 8-inch circle 1/2-inch thick.
CUT out biscuits – pressing straight down – with a 2-inch biscuit cutter.
REFORM scraps, working it as little as possible and continue cutting.
PLACE cut biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet with edges barely touching; BRUSH tops of the biscuits with whole milk.
BAKE for 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
IMMEDIATELY brush biscuits with margarine (or butter) after baking.