Angel Biscuits

You do not need to let these rise before baking unless you have the time.

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Yield: about 40 biscuits


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 package yeast
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter or shortening
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted


  1. Mix dry ingredients, then cut in butter.
  2. Dissolve yeast in 2 tablespoons warm water. To yeast, add the buttermilk.
  3. Mix in all ingredients, except butter, well.
  4. Sprinkle board with flour, knead a few times to make soft but not sticky dough; roll to 1/4 inch, then cut with biscuit cutter. Dip into melted butter and fold over. Place close together. Let rise (optional).
  5. Bake at 400 degrees F for 15 minutes.

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