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Angel Biscuits Recipe

Angel biscuits make a delicious addition to any meal. Lightly sweetened, these fluffy biscuits will quickly become a favorite.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 24 biscuits
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 4 cups self-rising flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/4-ounce packet yeast
  • 3 tablespoons warm water
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 475ยบ F. Lightly grease rimmed baking sheet pan with about a tablespoon of shortening.
  • Whisk together flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or two forks. Add packet of yeast to a small glass bowl. Add warm water and allow yeast to sit for a few minutes. Pour buttermilk and yeast mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir until well combined, but do not over mix.
  • Dust countertop lightly with flour and turn biscuit dough out. Lightly flour the top of the biscuit dough and pat into a 1/2-inch thick circle. Cut dough into biscuits and place onto prepared baking sheet pan and place into the oven. Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until the biscuits turn a light golden brown. Remove from oven and brush the tops lightly with melted butter. Serve warm