Saturday, May 17, 2008

Angel Biscuits

A few weeks ago we tried "Angel Biscuits" (A.B.) for the first time, courtesy of my mother-in-law. We all LOVED them and the kids asked if we could make them sometime.

My ma-in-law sent me the recipe and we made them yesterday, with both children helping.

They were a success. Dd ate at least 3 of them at supper time.

They are not made with whole-wheat and they are not low-fat or low-calorie, they're just good.

When I talked about making the A.B., the kids asked if for the FIRST time, I would make them without using any whole-wheat flour in the recipe. I agreed. I'd like to try the recipe with a mix of whole-wheat flour the next time...but it may just be the kind of thing that is best the way they were originally made.

The recipe includes both yeast and baking powder so they are very light and "fluffy". You can make up the dough (more like a batter) the day before and leave them in the fridge until ready to use...and they only take 10 minutes to bake. A great do-ahead recipe for warm biscuits for breakfast.

Angel Biscuits

Mix together:

5 c flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
3 T sugar

Cut in 3/4 c shortening (Crisco) until fine.


1 T yeast
1/2 c warm water
Then add: 2 c buttermilk

Add liquid mixture to the dry mixture. Mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Roll 3/4" thick on heavily floured board (you may need to knead the flour into the dough as it's very sticky). I forgot to count them up - but I'd say it makes at least 20 biscuits.

Bake 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.


Anonymous said...

Was it regular yeast or the fast-rising kind ? It looks verrrry tasty !!!

Edi said...

Just regular yeast.