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Buttermilk Angel Biscuits Recipe

Buttermilk Angel Biscuits Recipe

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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 10 min. YIELD:24 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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).
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 450°. Bake 8-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 biscuit: 180 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 386mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

Reviews for Buttermilk Angel Biscuits

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sami62 User ID: 5295057 219060
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"Excellent! Easy! Delicious"

cowboysrestlessheart User ID: 3112902 212288
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"Excellent taste and texture. Very light and stay together when sliced, spreading butter and Jam. I made the full recipe exactly to the directions to test it but next time will only make half as it makes a full 2 dozen. I used butter flavored Crisco which gave them a light buttery flavor too. I found the dough easy to work with even though it was sticky (as noted), it was easy to knead and cut."

CatMurphy User ID: 7117971 190973
Reviewed Apr. 16, 2014

"These were good, but not sure if the addition of yeast made them any better than my regular buttermilk biscuits."

danielleylee User ID: 4484886 190972
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

"I saw these in the April/May 2014 magazine and couldn't wait to make them. I made these this morning and they turned out very light but not flaky. They go very good with apple butter. And if you have any left they freeze well."

jleathers User ID: 1169070 191925
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"At first I was not sure about this recipe since it included active dry yeast, however, I was pleasantly surprised. These are not hearty biscuits, they are very tender, but very good. We ate them with grilled chicken, green beans and crock pot potatoes. I had one for dessert and put peach preserves on them. Very good!! I made them exactly as the recipe stated. Thanks for a different biscuit!!"

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