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angel biscuits (hints from heloise's recipe)

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Recipe by
Elaine Ball
central point, OR

I use this recipe for pizza dough as well, and wil work it a bit more if using for that. they always come out better if frozen or chilled when put in to bake as it gives less chance for lard or shortening to melt = flakier

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yield 12 biscuits
method Bake

Ingredients For angel biscuits (hints from heloise's recipe)

  • 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

How To Make angel biscuits (hints from heloise's recipe)

  • 1
    mix yeast and warm water in separate bowl. do not use water over 110 degs, or it will kill yeast.
  • 2
    in large separate bowl, mix together all dry ingredients.
  • 3
    cut in lard or shortening until pieces are very small
  • 4
    stir 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.
  • 5
    place 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.
  • 6
    Bake at 400 degs Fahrenheit until light brown, about 12 minutes.
  • 7
    Serve with gravy, or buttered with honey or jam, or with a slab of ham or sausage and cheddar cheese...or just enjoy plain..

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