Angel Biscuits

Did you know that September is National Biscuit Month?   Don’t feel bad, I didn’t either until I was searching the internet for ideas to blog about.

My mother has a recipe that she swears by:  Angel Biscuits.  I found the recipe on the Taste of Home website.  I hope you enjoy them as much as my mother does.

Angel Biscuits Recipe

Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water (110° – 115°)

2 cups warm buttermilk (110° – 115°)

5 cups all-purpose flour

1/3 cup sugar

2 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup shortening

Melted butter

Directions:

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Let stand 5 minutes. Stir in the buttermilk; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and soda. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in yeast mixture.

Turn out onto a lightly floured surface; knead lightly 3-4 times. Roll into a 1/2-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise in a warm place about 1-1/2 hours.

Bake at 450° for 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Lightly brush tops with melted butter. Serve warm. 

Yield: 30 Servings

Additional notes from my mother:  You mix everything together. Place the biscuit dough in the refrigerator (stores up to 2 weeks).  When you’re ready to make some biscuits, take out what you want and leave the rest in the refrigerator; roll out and shape into biscuits.
Bake at 375 for about 15 to 20 minutes (or until browned on top).
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To make them “light as angels”, cover the unbaked biscuits and let them rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes or until puffy. Bake as directed.
Enjoy!!

 

 

 

 

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