Thursday, May 13, 2010

Angel Biscuits

This recipe is from a church cookbook that my stake published in 1997. We affectionately refer to it as "the red cookbook" since it has a red cover on it. :) It is stained, tattered, dog eared and in general well used and much loved. Over the years I have yet to find a bad recipe in it. While some of them may not end up being to our tastes, the recipes themselves are sound. This recipe is so easy that with very little supervision from me, our 13 year old daughter made them to go with dinner last week and they were delicious!

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

Sift dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Dissolve yeast in warm water and add with buttermilk to dry ingredients. Mix well. Roll out between 1/4" and 1/2" thick. Cut out and bake on a greased (or parchment lined) baking sheet at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. The cut out biscuits can be refrigerated or frozen. If frozen, let thaw and rise before baking.

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