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Angel Biscuits Recipe

Angel Biscuits Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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

Reviews for Angel Biscuits

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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."

Reviewed Oct. 23, 2014

"Can these biscuits be freeze and how long."

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

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

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2012

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

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!"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

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

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

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

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2011

"I've used a slightly different version for 25+ years. I usually divide into 2 portions. It will sit happily in the fridge overnight. I can make biscuits for dinner & roll out the rest for cinnamon rolls in the morning. I have also used the dough for pigs in a blanket & my version of piroshki."

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

"So addictive. Awesome with sausage gravy. Enjoy!"

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2010

"So light and Good........."

Reviewed Mar. 17, 2009

"I served these biscuits at a family gathering and the guests loved them. My husband isn't a biscuit lover but he likes these biscuits. They are so light and not dry as some can be. Delicious!!"

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