Angel Biscuits with Buttermilk

  • Yield 18 to 24 servings

Use this recipe and serve up perfect biscuits every time.


1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup buttermilk


  1. Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Mix the dry ingredients. Cut in shortening as for biscuit dough. Add buttermilk and yeast mixture; blend thoroughly.  Turn the dough out onto a floured cloth and knead as for regular biscuits. Roll out and cut biscuits. Place biscuits in a greased pan. Let dough rise for a few minutes before baking for 12 to 15 minutes at 400F.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Telephone Pioneers of America’s Calling All Cooks (The Telephone Pioneers of America, Alabama Chapter No. 34, Birmingham, Alabama, 1982).




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