Never-Fail Yeast Biscuits Recipe

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Never-Fail Yeast Biscuits
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  • 2 1/4 tsp instant yeast
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk (or milk with 1 tbsp. vinegar added)


  1. Dissolve yeast in water, set aside.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in order given, then cut in shortening until it's the size of small beans.
  3. Stir in the buttermilk and yeast mixture. Dough will be very sticky.
  4. Cover bowl with towel and let sit until ready to use. (At least 1 hour, but it is fine if it sits for a couple hours.)
  5. Scrape out onto well floured board. Flip the dough over and knead or fold lightly (4-6 times).
  6. Roll out about 1/2 thickness and cut with sharp biscuit cutter. (Cutting with a dull cutter or water glass seals the dough and won't let the biscuit rise as they should.)
  7. Place on lightly greased baking sheet and let raise slightly (10-30 minutes).
  8. Bake at 400º F until light brown, 10-12 minutes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 586.01 Kcal (2454 kJ)
Calories from fat 280.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31.15g 48%
Cholesterol 4.49mg 1%
Sodium 1993.01mg 83%
Potassium 308.92mg 7%
Total Carbs 67.66g 23%
Sugars 4.7g 19%
Dietary Fiber 7.08g 28%
Protein 9.65g 19%
Iron 4.1mg 23%
Calcium 270.2mg 27%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 337.74 Kcal (1414 kJ)
Calories from fat 161.56 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.95g 48%
Cholesterol 2.59mg 1%
Sodium 1148.65mg 83%
Potassium 178.04mg 7%
Total Carbs 38.99g 23%
Sugars 2.71g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4.08g 28%
Protein 5.56g 19%
Iron 2.4mg 23%
Calcium 155.7mg 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 13.5
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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