Angel Biscuits (Hints from Heloise's recipe)
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- 2 1/4 tsp
- active dry yeast
- 1/4 c
- water, warm
- 2 1/2 c
- 1/2 tsp
- baking soda
- 1 tsp
- baking powder
- 1 tsp
- 1/8 c
- 1/2 c
- lard or shortening
- 1 c
1mix yeast and warm water in separate bowl. do not use water over 110 degs, or it will kill yeast.
2in large separate bowl, mix together all dry ingredients.
3cut in lard or shortening until pieces are very small
4stir in buttermilk and yeast mixture. Either refrigerate dough, or proceed to knead lightly on floured board and roll to 3/4" and cut with a floured biscuit cutter or glass.
5place in greased pan. Some people like to baste with butter, but as much as I love butter, I don't do this. Let rise for a few minutes.
6Bake at 400 degs Fahrenheit until light brown, about 12 minutes.
7Serve with gravy, or buttered with honey or jam, or with a slab of ham or sausage and cheddar cheese...or just enjoy plain..