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5 from 2 votes

Angel Biscuits

Delicious biscuit recipe!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: bread, Breakfast
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: Angel Biscuits
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 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.


The dough 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.
I made these biscuits recently and made them larger and it only made 12 biscuits, so it really depends on the size you make them.