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dad's angel biscuits

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Charity Hullinger
Leon, IA

I remember waking up some mornings to the smell of these biscuits baking. Those days were the best because I knew my daddy was making biscuits and gravy.

(1 rating)
yield 8 serving(s)
method Bake

Ingredients For dad's angel biscuits

  • 5 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    shortening or lard
  • 1/2 c
    warm water
  • 2 pkg
    quick-rise yeast
  • 2 c
  • 2 Tbsp

How To Make dad's angel biscuits

  • 1
    Add the vinegar to the milk and set aside.
  • 2
    Dissolve the yeast in the warm water; set aside also. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 3
    In a seperate bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder; add the sugar and mix well. Cut in the shortening or lard until mix resembles crumbs.
  • 4
    Add the milk w/ vinegar to the yeast mix and add slowly to the flour mix and mix until it resembles a somewhat sticky dough.
  • 5
    At this stage you can roll the mix out on a lightly floured surface and either cut with a biscuit cutter or a floured cup. Or you can drop a scant tablespoon of the dough onto a greased baking sheet at least 1 inch and a half apart.
  • 6
    Bake until golden brown on top. Great served with either sausage or bacon gravy for breakfast.