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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

Ingredients

  • 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 equals 150 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 244 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  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

Nutritional Facts

1 biscuit equals 150 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 244 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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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."

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"Can these biscuits be freeze and how long."

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Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

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

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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."

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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."

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