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Angel Biscuits

Angel Biscuits - a cross-product between bread and biscuits that are utterly light, pillowy and tasty biscuits. 
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 38 minutes
Servings 10 -12
Calories 511kcal
Author Imma


  • ½ oz. active or 4 ½ teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoon water warm (110° – 115°F)
  • 2 cups buttermilk or sour milk
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 -1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 3 tablespoon
 butter melted (optional)


  • In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Let it stand until creamy, about 5 minutes. Add buttermilk to yeast mixture, and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Use a pastry cutter, cut shortening and butter into dry ingredients until mixture looks like coarse meal.
  • Add the yeast mixture to crumb mixture. Stir until well moistened.
  • Place dough out onto a lightly floured board. Turn and knead dough gently kneading just until it comes together and appears smooth. This should take not more than one minute.
  • At this point you may cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight or let rise for about 30 minutes to an hour.
  • When ready to use, roll the dough out and cut with a biscuit cutter or form balls with your hands. Dough should be about ½- inch thick.
  • Place on a greased baking sheet and cover and allow rising for about 30 minutes. Brush with butter.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 12-18 minutes or until golden brown depending on the size of your biscuits.
  • Serve with honey butter or 2/3 cup butter and 1/3 cup honey mixture.


  • Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.


Calories: 511kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 677mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 2g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 3mg