Angel Biscuits

Angel Biscuits
Angel Biscuits

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

15

minutes

SERVINGS

24

biscuits

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

15

minutes

SERVINGS

24

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    package dry yeast

  • 1/2

    cup warm water

  • 5

    cups all purpose flour

  • 1/4

    cup sugar

  • 1

    tsp baking soda

  • 1

    tsp baking powder

  • 1

    tsp salt

  • 1

    stick butter, cold

  • 1/2

    cup shortening

  • 2

    cups buttermilk*

  • buttermilk can be made by measuring 2 tblsp white vinegar into a 2 cup liquid measuring cup and adding whole milk to make to cups.

Directions

In a small bowl dissolve the yeast in the 1/2 cup warm water and let stand for about 5 minutes. To measure the flour, lightly spoon flour into dry ingredient measuring cup and level with a spatula. Combine the flour and next four ingredients in a large bowl. Cut in the butter and shortening with a pastry cutter or knife until it resembles coarse meal. Add the yeast mixture and buttermilk to the flour mixture; stir just until moist. Cover the dough and chill 1 hour. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead lightly 3 or 4 times. Roll dough to 3/4 inch thickness and cut with a 2 1/2 inch biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Brush melted butter over the top of the bisuits. Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

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