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Easy German Biscuits

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars

"My mother-in-law, who was of German descent, gave me this delicious recipe for easy yeast biscuits. It's so special because it goes back in her family for generations."
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35 m servings
Original recipe yields 15 servings


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  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add yeast mixture, buttermilk and oil; stir well. Cover and refrigerate at least 12 hours. Punch down. Turn onto a floured surface and roll out to 1-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-in. biscuit cutter and place 2-in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 12 minutes.


  • Editor's Note: Dough will keep in refrigerator for 2 weeks.


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This recipe is perfect. I was looking for a healthier biscuit recipe that used oil instead of shortening, as well as one I could make ahead of time. This one matched my search so I tried it. E...

i was looking for a recipe similar to what i had lost several years ago...this indeed was a better find! I didn't give it 5 * b/c i didn't have the buttermilk nor vegetable oil to try it as is....

I followed this recipe exactly as posted, and was very disappointed. The dough was slack, and required quite a bit of flour on the work surface. Once cut and placed on the prepared pan, the bi...

I have seen recipe for Angel biscuits for a long time now. I have wanted to try then since my biscuuit making is not my crowning glory. I can bake anything else..but biscuits always turn out lik...