Angel Biscuits Recipe
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Angel Biscuits Recipe

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I first received a sample of these light, wonderful biscuits, along with the recipe, from an elderly gentleman friend. I now bake them often as a Saturday-morning treat, served with butter and honey. They're perfect with sausage gravy, too! —Faye Hintz, Springfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 biscuit (calculated without butter): 150 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 244mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in warm buttermilk; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Lightly brush tops with melted butter. Serve warm. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Angel Biscuits in Taste of Home February/March 1993, p27

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lvarner 241016
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2016

"These are so good! They are light and so tasty. They are great to make for a company dinner or a special dinner for family. I love to serve them with butter and jam or honey butter."

jEFF87 287
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"Can these biscuits be freeze and how long."

Jellybug 171
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

"Light, delicious and easy to prepare...Love them!"

shecooksalot 17
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"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."

ndwd 43
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"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."

Mellibean 60
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2012

"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."

kitchenmouseof5 59
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

"Very good. Light and fluffy. My husband absolutly loves them."

choralducky 46
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"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!"

heathernb 33
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"Great for dipping in soup, or just eating with butter and jam."

mentha 284
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"They are delish i love the and will allways make them for family and friends."

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