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Buttermilk Angel Biscuits

 Buttermilk Angel Biscuits
When I make these slightly sweet biscuits, sometimes I cut them and fold over one side about a third of the way for a more traditional look. —Carol Holladay, Danville, Alabama
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 5-1/4 to 5-1/2 cups self-rising flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-3/4 cups buttermilk

Directions

  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, whisk
  • 5-1/4 cups flour, sugar and baking soda. Cut in shortening until
  • mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and yeast
  • mixture to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).
  • Turn onto a floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times, adding
  • additional flour if needed. Roll dough to 3/4-in. thickness; cut
  • with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 2 in. apart on
  • greased baking sheets. Let stand at room temperature 20 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 450°.
  • Bake 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 biscuit equals 180 calories, 8 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 386 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.