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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Angel Biscuits


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


  1. 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

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

    1. You can use butter but it will change the texture somewhat.

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

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

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

  5. butter sounds good--I am in Sri Lanka.

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