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Angel Biscuits

 Angel Biscuits
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
30 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.

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

Directions

  • 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. biscuit 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.

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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.