Angel biscuits are sometimes called bride’s biscuits because they are so easy to make that even a bride can make them. They are lighter because they have both yeast and baking powder in the dough. Angel biscuits do not rise up like Southern biscuits but are a golden brown, light and delicious biscuit. They have been around for a long time and you can make them ahead and store the dough in the refrigerator for several days. I have been making angel biscuits for years and my family loves them.
Angel Biscuits Ingredients Needed:
Active dry yeast (1/4 ounce)
If you enjoy fluffy biscuits that rise well these are for you! Now.. you can make them smaller and get about 2 dozen biscuits, but I made them larger the last time and it only made about 11. So it really depends on the size of biscuit you make.
“I made this recipe. Turned out the best biscuits i ever made!!! And i cant even count how many. This is my favorite biscuit. Lightly sweet. light and fluffy as can be. Just the best recipe for a biscuit for any occasion.” – Beth
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The dough for these angel biscuits will keep in the refrigerator several days if you want to make it ahead of time. Just knead and make into a round ball, place in a covered bowl. When ready to make your biscuits, roll out, place on baking sheet, let rise and bake.
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- 1 package active dry yeast 1/4 ounce
- 1/4 cup warm water
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Add the yeast to the 1/4 cup warm water and set aside. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and sugar in a large bowl. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make sure the yeast is dissolved in the water and add to the dough along with the buttermilk. Mix everything together with a spoon, turn out onto floured surface, knead several times.
- Roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thick, cut out biscuits and place on a sprayed baking sheet. Let rise about 30 minutes. (They will not rise very much) Bake in preheated 400 degree oven about 15 minutes until golden brown. Makes about 2 dozen biscuits.
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