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Angel Biscuits

Yeast Biscuits

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In this post I am sharing the recipe for Angel Biscuits.

What are Angel Biscuits? These delicate biscuits are light and airy and are made using yeast. Other biscuit recipes, such as buttermilk biscuits or whipping cream biscuits do not include yeast in the recipe.

Today biscuits are considered more of a comforting side of bread for meals or a tasty way to create a breakfast sandwich. There was a time when this inexpensive quick bread would have been essential to filling bellies.

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5 cups all purpose flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 tbs sugar
3/4 cup Crisco
1 pkg dry yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
2 cups warm buttermilk
Extra flour for kneading and rolling dough

In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Set aside.

In a small bowl dissolve the yeast into lukewarm water. Let sit for 3-5 minutes for yeast to activate.

As the yeast activates cut the Crisco into the flour mixture with a pastry blender. Slowly pour the yeast mixture and buttermilk into the flour mixture.

Combine to create the dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until dough becomes elastic. Roll and cut into biscuits placing on a sheet pan.

Cover and set aside to let dough rise for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown. Brush the tops with melted butter when you remove from the oven.

Featured at the Weekend Potluck

Yeast Biscuits

cutting biscuits with a round metal cutter
Yield: 3 Dozen

Light as Air Angel Biscuits

Yeast Biscuits

Light and airy Angel Biscuits recipe made with yeast.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbs sugar
  • 3/4 cup Crisco
  • 1 pkg dry yeast
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 cups warm buttermilk
  • Extra flour for kneading and rolling dough

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Set aside.
    2. In a small bowl dissolve the yeast into lukewarm water. Let sit for 3-5 minutes for yeast to activate.As the yeast activates cut the Crisco into the flour mixture with a pastry blender.
    3. Slowly pour the yeast mixture and buttermilk into the flour mixture. Combine to create the dough. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until dough becomes elastic.
    4. Roll and cut into biscuits placing on a sheet pan. Cover and set aside to let dough rise for 1 hour.
    5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.
    6. Brush the tops with melted butter when you remove from the oven, if desired.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

36

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 114Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 193mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 3g
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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Marsha Baker
    September 2, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Fabulous recipe! Congrats on receiving most clicks at last week's Weekend Potluck. Excited to see what you bring to our table this week! =)http://thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2016/09/angel-biscuits-weekend-potluck-238.html

  • Reply
    ss
    September 3, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    is there any substitute for shortening? i can't find it living abroad…….

  • Reply
    Mack der Messer
    September 3, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Try butter. Or lard. Whale blubber?Camel grease? Where the heck are you?

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    Mack der Messer
    September 3, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    Try butter. Or lard. Whale blubber?Camel grease? Where the heck are you?

    • Reply
      Jane
      September 15, 2016 at 11:28 pm

      ROTFL!! Whale blubber, camel grease? LOL oh my that is just too doggone funny!

  • Reply
    Dixie
    September 4, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Laughed till I choked!!!

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      Anonymous
      September 4, 2016 at 7:22 pm

      lol

  • Reply
    ss
    September 4, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    butter sounds good–I am in Sri Lanka.

  • Reply
    jordan jee
    August 26, 2017 at 5:56 am

    hmmmmm

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