Angel Biscuits with Buttermilk

  • Yield: 18 to 24 servings


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