Grandma's Old-fashioned Biscuit Bread Recipe Has Just 4 Ingredients by Donna John

Bread/Muffins Breakfast
6 months ago
Grandma's Old-fashioned Biscuit Bread Recipe Has Just 4 Ingredients

Tender, flakey buttermilk biscuits are a staple down south. Some people may be intimidated by making homemade biscuits, with the mixing, rolling, cutting and baking. But what if you could make biscuit bread in a skillet in about 20 minutes? You can!

This easy biscuit bread recipe has just four simple ingredients, easy prep and cooks up to tender, moist perfection in a cast iron skillet. Get the skillet really hot before adding the dough and reducing the heat so it gets really golden brown. If you don't have bacon drippings, you could use vegetable shortening. To always have bacon drippings on hand, simply pour the bacon grease into a container after cooking bacon. I keep mine in the freezer.

Serve this biscuit bread recipe with butter, jam, jelly, honey or syrup for breakfast or brunch or at dinner with fried chicken, chicken fried steak or your favorite southern meal.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 to 12 minutes (approximately)
Total Time: 18 to 22 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 teaspoons bacon drippings
  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) butter, cut into cubes
  • 3/4 - 1 cup buttermilk (I used the whole 1 cup)
  • melted butter, for top

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Melt the bacon drippings in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Put the flour and butter into a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter.
  2. Add the buttermilk, mixing until a "shaggy" dough forms.
  3. Put the dough onto a floured surface and shape into a disc. Flip it over in the flour and form into a tighter disc.
  4. Put the dough into the hot skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until bottom is golden brown. With a large spatula, carefully flip the dough over and continue to cook until golden on the bottom and cooked through. This can take anywhere from 8 to 12 minutes (approximately), depending on thickness of dough and heat of pan.
  5. Top with some melted butter.

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Donna John
Going to use the leftovers and see if I can make biscuit croutons. Stay tuned...
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
OMGoodness, Donna John , this looks delicious. And so simple to make! #yum
Reminds me of grandma for sure. 💗

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