Angel Biscuits Recipe

 


Instructions:


Prepare the Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.


Activate the Yeast: Dissolve the active dry yeast in a small bowl of warm water (110 to 115 degrees F). Wait for it to foam, signaling that the yeast is active and ready to use.


Baking the Biscuits:


Combine Yeast with Dry Ingredients: Pour the foamy yeast mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Stir to incorporate.


Add Fat and Liquid: Cut the shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add buttermilk, stirring until a soft dough forms.


Knead and Shape: Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead gently a few times. Roll out to about 1/2 inch thickness and use a biscuit cutter to shape your biscuits.


Prepare for Baking: Place the shaped biscuits on a baking sheet. If you prefer softer sides, position them close together; for crisper edges, space them further apart.


Let it Rise: Allow the biscuits to rest and rise in a warm place for about 15-20 minutes. This step adds to their airy texture.


Bake: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Bake the risen biscuits for 12-15 minutes or until they turn a beautiful golden brown.


Serve with Love: Brush the freshly baked angel biscuits with melted butter. Serve warm and watch as they bring joy and comfort to your table.


Angel biscuits embody the spirit of Southern hospitality, offering a versatile option for any meal. Whether you're craving a savory breakfast sandwich, a comforting dinner side, or a sweet dessert, these heavenly biscuits are sure to elevate your meal with their tender, flavorful embrace. Enjoy the process of making these cherished biscuits and the delightful moments they bring to your dining experiences.