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.
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
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