Angel Biscuits Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Easy


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  • 1/2 cup warm water, (100° to 110°F)
  • 1 envelope (1/4 oz) active dry yeast
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening, chilled
  • 2 cups buttermilk


Preheat the oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet with butter, oil, or cooking spray.


Sprinkle the yeast over the lukewarm water in a small bowl. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender, your hands, or two knives until the mixture resembles a coarse meal. Add the yeast mixture and buttermilk and mix well.


Sprinkle a small handful of flour over a work surface. Turn the dough onto the floured surface and roll out to a 1-inch thickness.


Using a 2 1/2 €“inch round biscuit cutter, cut the dough into biscuits. Gently reroll the scraps and cut out more biscuits. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet and bake until light golden brown and firm to the touch, about 12 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Angel Biscuits


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2 Reviews

Terry 5/6/2017
Perfect, not muc

Perfect, not much more needs saying. Butter and honey and a cup of tea at 4:00 PM, come on over ❤️

Linda 10/3/2014

Wonderful!!!!!! Remind me of my moms biscuits!!!

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