- 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
- 1/4 cup warm water (110° - 115°)
- 2 cups warm buttermilk (110° - 115°)
- 5 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup shortening
- Melted butter
- In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in warm buttermilk; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in yeast mixture.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 3-4 times. Roll out to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a 2-1/2-in. round biscuit cutter or pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter. Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Cover with kitchen towels and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1-1/2 hours.
- Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Lightly brush tops with melted butter. Serve warm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Reviews for Angel Biscuits
"These are our favorite biscuits to pair with sausage gravy and serve on Christmas morning. This is a no-fail recipe. It has less of the traditional baking soda taste (Southerners might find that distasteful), but they always turn out fluffy and have a great texture/flavor. Out with the hockey pucks and in with a no-fail recipe!"
"Can these biscuits be freeze and how long."
"Light, delicious and easy to prepare...Love them!"
"This is the first biscuit recipe that I have made that has turned out great!!!! They were really easy and tasted so light and fluffy. They also make quiet a bit, which is nice for gatherings."
"I have been making this recipe for years and I also half it because it does make alot. They always turn out so good. Some times I add grated cheese to the batter with a bit of mince garlic. When they come out of the oven I brush the tops with garlic butter. Excellent with pasta."
"I often cut this recipe in half as I live alone and it makes far too many biscuits for one person. I keep a couple and give an elderly neighbor man the rest. He loves them! I recently took them to a potluck at work. Everyone was raving over them another lady who had brought some bakery rolls said I did the same. She said these could not be made at home and accused me of buying them! I gave out the recipe, she had egg on her face."
"Very good. Light and fluffy. My husband absolutly loves them."
"I've made this recipe for years and have always loved it. Today I played with it a little. I kneaded it a little longer and added more flour, then I cut it into very large biscuits and topped them with cheese. OMG. They are so good!"
"Great for dipping in soup, or just eating with butter and jam."