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Recipe Name Angel Biscuits
Difficulty Level Medium
Traditional food from Anywhere
Ingredients 1 package active dry yeast ( or 2 1/4 teaspoons)
2 tablespoons warm water
2 cups buttermilk
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup vegetable shortening
Preparation Dissolve yeast in warm water; let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in buttermilk and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and sugar; add the shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.

Make a swell in center of mixture; add reserved yeast mixture; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Turn dough out onto a lightly floured work surface, and knead lightly 3 or 4 times.

Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Place on lightly greased baking sheets.

Cover and let rise in a warm place, free of drafts, for 30 minutes.

Bake at 400 F (205 C) for 10 to 12 minutes or until biscuits are lightly browned.


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