We are closing out our celebration of Black History Month with Ms. Heidi teaching you how to make Maya Angelou’s buttermilk biscuits. Learn a little bit about the amazing Maya Angelou and bake some yummy biscuits at the same time! Show us pictures of your biscuits in the comments below!


  • 4 cups of flour plus extra for kneading dough
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup of lard
  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking sheet
  • Bowls
  • Circle cutter, biscuit cutter, or floured glass


1. Sift together 4 cups of flour, ½ teaspoon of salt, 6 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda

2. Slowly add in one cup of lard mixing until it looks like coarse cornmeal

3. Pour in two cups of buttermilk

4. Dust flour on a cutting board and knead your dough, add extra flour to help with sticking

5. Use a rolling pin to roll out your dough around half an inch thick 

6. Cut out your biscuits with a floured glass, a biscuit cutter, or a circle cutter and place on an ungreased cookie sheet

7. Bake for around 20-25 minutes or until golden brown 

original recipe: https://people.com/food/maya-angelou-cookbook-buttermilk-biscuit-recipe/