Jun 27, 2009

Angel Biscuits

These biscuits are light and delicate in texture. Put butter and apricot jam on these, and you're in heaven.

1 package dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
5 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
2 cups buttermilk
3 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl and then cut in shortening. Add buttermilk and yeast mixture. Work dough only until well moistened and then cover and refrigerate until needed. It's best to refrigerate the dough for at least several hours before it is used. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.