Angel biscuits are in my blood. My Southern grandma made them from memory and never wrote a recipe down. As my mother had no interest cooking, she never learned to make them and the recipe was lost after my grandma died.
After searching the internet, I ran across a recipe for Angel biscuits that serves perfectly serves my memory.
1 pkg dry yeast
2 T. luke warm water ( I heat mine to 110 degrees and it proofs perfectly)
5 C. bread flour
1 t. baking soda
3 t. baking powder
1 1/2 t. salt
4 T. sugar
1 C. shortening, cold
2 C. buttermilk
Proof the yeast. Set aside.
In another bowl sift together flour with other dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Stir yeast and then buttermilk.
As I was in a rush, I just formed these into balls; however, next time I will definitely cut these into proper biscuits. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-14.
They turned out beautifully with a wonderful light crumb, definitely earning them the name ‘Angel.’ They were lovely, easy and tasted just wonderful with a bit of butter and some pineapple apricot jam, another throw back to my grandma and mom…