Homemade Angel Biscuits

Homemade Angel Biscuits

Perfect for both novice and experienced bakers, these angel biscuits embody the simplicity and allure of Southern cuisine. Their adaptability as a breakfast essential, a dinner accompaniment, or a comforting snack makes them a cherished addition to any meal. Present these radiant, airy biscuits and witness them become a cherished tradition in your family’s culinary repertoire.


5 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes



1/2 cup shortening

2 teaspoons active dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water

2 cups buttermilk


In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water and set it aside.

In a large bowl, blend flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

Cut in butter and shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Add the yeast mixture and buttermilk, stirring just until the dough comes together.

On a floured surface, gently knead the dough 3-4 times.

Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch and cut with a biscuit cutter.

Place the cut biscuits on a baking sheet and let them rise in a warm place for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C).

Bake the biscuits for 12-15 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

Prep Time: 40 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 55 minutes

Calories: 220 kcal | Servings: 12 biscuits