Angel Biscuits

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2 c all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 pkg yeast
2 Tbsp warm water
1/2 c crisco
3/4 c buttermilk

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Diane Springs Recipe
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Jefferson City, MO (pop. 43,079)
Member Since Jun 2010
Diane's notes for this recipe:
I used to make these biscuits a lot when my kids were young. They're easy, and oh so good! But with the arrival of Grands Frozen Biscuits, I have to admit that i don't make them much anymore. But ever so often, when I want to feel really warm and fuzzy, I get the old recipe out once again and am never disappointed. They are still "Oh so good!"
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Before you even start this recipe, put two TBS warm water in a small bowl and pour yeast over it. Let it stand until it dissolves and "grows." See picture!
Mix all dry ingredients. Add 1/2 cup Crisco and use a pastry blender or a fork and stir until "crumbly."
Add Buttermilk and then your yeast mixture and mix well.
Lightly flour your cabinet top or something to put your biscuits on.
Add Biscuit mixture.
Lightly pat with your hands until about an inch thick. You do not have to knead.
Use a biscuit cutter, an empty can, or a glass to cut your biscuits. Be sure and put into flour first, so your biscuit won't stick inside the cutter.
Be sure and grease your biscuit pan before putting your biscuits in it. I use bacon grease, but you can use PAM if you want to save calories.
Put your biscuits into the pan and put some bacon grease on top. Not a lot, just enough to moisten lightly. This is another step that you do not have to do - it just adds flavor and makes them brown really well.
Bake 12 - 15 minutes in a 450 oven. Bake until golden brown!

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user Nancy Hearell rayna304 - Jun 3, 2012
These sound easy and delicious!
user Christine Fernandez SuperMom77 - Jun 3, 2012
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user gaynel mohler gaynel - Jun 3, 2012
I make these instead of regular biscuits. they are so yummy. Don't you let your rise for a bit beforebaking ? just wondering. I always do for at least 20 minutes. They look so scrumptuous
user Emily Fields Johnson auntiem1964 - Jun 3, 2012
I haven't thought about angel biscuits forever! Thanks for the reminder and the recipe.
user Diane Springs DianeSprings - Jun 3, 2012
You're so welcome! I love them and I bet you do too!! :)

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