Southern High Rise Biscuits - The Southern Lady Cooks

These Southern High Rise Biscuits are so easy to make and will quickly become a family favorite. If you have followed our website for any amount of time then you know we love biscuits. We have over 40 biscuit recipes on our website and we even dedicated an entire digital cookbook to nothing but biscuits!

Southern High Rise Biscuits Simple Ingredients:

All Purpose Flour

White Granulated Sugar

Baking Powder

Cream of Tartar

Lard or Shortening




As you can see these biscuits have an egg in them, which isn’t overly common and they also use a larger amount of baking powder, both of these ingredients create the rise. These biscuits have a crisp top and a very soft middle and we love them with butter and jelly. They would be wonderful with gravy too since they are so thick!

Our Cathead Biscuits is one of our most popular recipes but these high rise biscuits are delicious too! This recipe has so many great comments, if you want to be taken back in time go read them. So many of our wonderful followers have commented on how they have enjoyed those biscuits for many years.

Printable recipe in recipe card below.

Southern High Rise Biscuits - The Southern Lady Cooks

Southern High Rise Biscuits - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Southern High Rise Biscuits

Judy Yeager
If you love biscuits you will love these!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, southern


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup lard or shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk I use 2%
  • 1 egg


  • Whisk together flour, sugar, salt, cream of tartar and baking powder. Cut in lard or shortening until mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • Whisk together the egg and milk in a separate bowl and then add to dry ingredients. Mix with spoon until comes together into a ball and turn out onto floured surface.
  • Knead 8 to 10 times, roll out to about 1 inch thick and cut out biscuits.
  • Place on baking sheet or can cook in iron skillet.
  • Cook in preheated 450 degree oven 15 minutes or until brown on top.
  • Can brush with melted butter. Makes 8 to 10 large biscuits.
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  1. Vernon Cullum says:

    Leigh, I just love it when y’all tell stories about your growing up. It always takes me home to Tennessee. Yes, I remember so well sitting on the front porch drinking ice tea. Some very important issues got solved over a cold glass of tea. Most definitely a southern drink. Thank y’all very much for sharing your memories..Vernon.

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Thank you so much Vernon! You know us Southerners….we love to tell stories and I competely agree the most issues have been solved over a cold glass of tea.

  2. Ricky C Shoemake says:

    Love Biscuits so much and have made your cathead Biscuits and loved them but I want to ask, can you substitute Buttermilk instead of 2%?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      Yes, that would be fine. Thanks!

  3. Suzanna Taylor says:

    I love your recipes but is it possible to translate the measurements into imperial as I live in England?

    1. The Southern Lady says:

      You can easily do that on google. Just google a measurement chart.