Angel Biscuits


Try this angel biscuit recipe for light, fluffy biscuits that rise as much as rolls, thanks to three leavening agents: yeast, baking soda, and baking powder.

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
24 biscuits


  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • ¼ cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 cups buttermilk

  • ¾ cup shortening


  1. Dissolve yeast in warm water in a small bowl; let stand until creamy, about 5 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

  3. Stir buttermilk into yeast mixture until combined, then add to dry ingredients and stir until moistened. Turn dough out onto a floured surface and knead 4 to 5 times.

  4. Roll dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 1/2 inch. Cut out twenty-four 2 1/2-inch-diameter circles. Place circles onto lightly greased baking sheets so they are barely touching each other. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until almost doubled in volume, about 1 hour.

  5. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  6. Bake biscuits in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
7g Fat
23g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 65mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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