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Angel Biscuits I Recipe

Angel Biscuits I

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"Light and airy biscuits."

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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. With pastry blender or two knives, cut in shortening until mixture resembles course crumbs, set aside.
  2. Place warm water in warm bowl. Sprinkle in yeast, stir until dissolved. Add yeast mixture and warm buttermilk to dry ingredients, blend well.
  3. Remove dough to floured surface. Knead dough 10 to 15 times, form into ball. Roll dough to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut into 2-1/2 inch biscuits. Cover and let rise until doubled in bulk, about 30 to 45 minutes.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 15 minutes or until done.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 07, 2003

WOW!These are the biscuits I've been looking for all my life!I made a batch with whole wheat pastry flour and a little less shortening and they were still delicious!I used these to make dumplings for chicken and dumplings and,with a little sugar and cinnamon sprinkled on top,the top of a peach cobbler.Both variations were great!I will never use another biscuit recipe again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 11, 2003

I don't know what I did wrong, but these came out hard as rocks and definetly not light and airy. I will probably try again but I had to resort to frozen biscuits for dinner.


35 Ratings

Apr 11, 2003

Foolproof and versatile! Try it for cinnamon rolls (use 1/2 shortening). Dress it up rolling it out in layers w/ butter like crescent rolls. So EASY and tasty.

Apr 11, 2003

My husband loves these! I didn't have any buttermilk, so I substituted 1/2 yogurt to 1/2 milk. They taste like Hungry Jacks, according to DH. Thanks for sharing!

Apr 12, 2003

My fiance loved these. They were tasty and easy to make. I also didn't get much rise during the proofing stage, but did while baking.

Apr 12, 2003

This is the BEST biscuit recipe that I have ever made. Thanks Denise. Happy Baking, Bonnie

Apr 12, 2003

These are great with fried chicken, with sausage gravy, & especially with strawberries & cream! They are very easy to make & the kids eat them up!

Apr 11, 2003

Very good, but did not get much of a rise out of these even after waiting 1 hour.


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  • Calories
  • 186 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 9 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 134 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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