Homemade buttermilk biscuits baked in a cast iron skillet are a staple of Southern cooking. In just 35 minutes, you’ll have warm, tender, and perfectly flaky biscuits ready to serve with a generous dollop of honey butter. Visual guidance provided for assembling the biscuit dough before baking!
3. Using a pastry cutter, cut in Crisco or shortening until the dough has pea-sized clumps in it and is crumbly.
4. Add in the buttermilk and gently mix until the dough has just come together. Do not over-mix!
5. Place dough on a lightly floured surface and gently bring it together in a ball or round disk.
6. With a rolling pin, gently roll out the dough until it is about ½-3/4" inches tall. With a round biscuit or cookie cutter, cut straight down into the dough and lift up. Repeat until all the dough has been used.
7. Rub either bacon grease or butter in a cast iron skillet using a paper towel.
8. Place the cut biscuits into a greased cast iron skillet (the biscuits can be close together and touch).
9. With the remaining dough, gently bring it together and pat it out into a disk again. Cut out more biscuits and place them in the skillet. Repeat this process until all the dough has been used - being careful not to overwork the dough during this process.
9. Place the cast iron skillet in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes.
10. Remove from the oven and enjoy immediately hot and fresh with butter, honey, your favorite jams, or honey butter.