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Angel Flake Biscuits

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There's something special about a warm flaky biscuit, and the self-rising flour and yeast in these Angel Flake Biscuits makes for a fluffy delight. Make a batch and you'll see just how heavenly this recipe is! 

What You'll Need:
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 (0.25-ounce) package yeast
  • 5 1/2 cups self-rising flour, plus more for rolling out
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 cups buttermilk
What To Do:
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degree F. In a small bowl, combine the water and yeast and let stand for 5 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour and the sugar. Using a fork or pastry cutter, cut the shortening into the flour mixture until crumbly. Add the yeast mixture and the buttermilk and stir until a soft dough forms.

  3. Generously flour a flat surface and roll out the dough with a floured rolling pin to 3/4 inch thick. The dough will be sticky. With a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter, cut the dough into biscuits and place on rimmed baking sheets that have been coated with nonstick cooking spray.

  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until light golden. Serve immediately, or remove to a wire rack to cool completely.                                                                                                                                                            Makes about 2 1/2 dozen.

If you don't have a biscuit cutter, an appropriately sized drinking glass can be used to cut the biscuit rounds. If you don't want to make all the biscuits at once, the dough will keep in the refrigerator for several days. When ready to use, roll it out, cut it, and let it stand for 15 minutes before baking as directed.

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Has anyone baked and then kept these a day before serving? How did they compare to fresh out of the oven?

Hey there- Since biscuits are always better fresh out of the oven, we recommend making the dough and refrigerating it until ready to bake. That way you'll get the recipe ready ahead of time and can still enjoy the goodness of freshly baked biscuits. :)

So easy. I just roll them out and cut them square and place on cookie sheet.

Great hint!

can these be made as drop biscuits?

Hi there! Unfortunately, these biscuits cannot be made into drop biscuits. However, if you are looking for a tasty drop biscuit recipe check out our "Cheddar Drop Biscuits." They're delicious!

thank you for the response


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