Angel Biscuits

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These light & fluffy Angel Biscuits are half-biscuit, half-roll! Seriously, the best of both worlds in one tasty package. AND, they are so darn easy to make. 

If you don’t know what Angel Biscuits are, prepare to live. They are half-biscuit, half-fresh roll. They have typical leavenings in them that you’d find in a biscuit, but they also get a shot of yeast too for a double whammy of delicious. They come together just like you’d make a regular biscuit, but with a few extra ingredients. Easy as pie and the texture and taste are out of this world.

Angel Biscuits

Angel Biscuit Recipe

If you need a basic biscuit recipe for any sort of holiday application, be my guest and give this recipe a whirl. I’m almost positive I could give you a host of reasons to make a batch of these, but I’ll spare you the expense.

Anyways, here are the ingredients you’ll need to make this delicious angel biscuit recipe.

  • Quick Rise Yeast – make sure your yeast is fresh otherwise it won’t rise correctly.
  • Warm Water – this is to help the yeast proof and get all bubbly.
  • All-Purpose Flour – filler to the biscuits.
  • Cake Flour – this creates a super tender texture.
  • Sugar – slightly sweet.
  • Salt – to balance the sweet.
  • Baking Powder – more leavening (!!!) to make these as light as angel wings.
  • Vegetable Shortening – chilled. This is used for texturing purposes so subbing this out with butter is not recommended.
  • Buttermilk – tangy flavor and dense texture.

How to Make Biscuits

How to Make Biscuits

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet or cast-iron skillet with parchment paper and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir the yeast and warm water together. Set aside to proof.
  3. In a large bowl, stir all dry ingredients together to combine.
  4. Cut cold shortening into flour mixture until it is the size of small peas. Pour in the proofed yeast and the buttermilk. Stir to moisten ingredients.
  5. Roll out onto a floured surface and cut into 8 1-inch thick circles. Place into prepared pan.
  6. Brush tops with milk {to help with browning} and bake for 15-20 minutes or until puffed, golden and fully cooked. Serve warm.

Biscuits

Toppings

Something worth mentioning: these angel biscuits are great turned into sandwiches.

Or smothered in Nutella.

Either way is fine by me.

Also, especially good with butter and honey. Just sayin’.

Angel Biscuits

Freezing Angel Biscuits

You can make these angel biscuits any time of the year by making them ahead of time and freezing!

Freeze. Simply make the dough as instructed, but instead of placing in a baking pan place the biscuits in a freezable piece of Tupperware. Make sure that the biscuits aren’t touching, they will stick together.

Bake. You can bake these from frozen by adding an extra 5 minutes to the baking time. You can also just defrost them in the fridge and then bake them as normal.

Angel Biscuit Recipe

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4.84 from 12 votes

Angel Biscuits

These light & fluffy Angel Biscuits are half-biscuit, half-roll! Seriously, the best of both worlds in one tasty package. AND, they are so darn easy to make. 
servings 8 biscuits
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope quick rise yeast
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening chilled
  • 1 cup buttermilk cold

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet or cast-iron skillet with parchment paper and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, stir the yeast and warm water together. Set aside to proof.
  • In a large bowl, stir all dry ingredients together to combine.
  • Cut cold shortening into flour mixture until it is the size of small peas. Pour in the proofed yeast and the buttermilk. Stir to moisten ingredients.
  • Roll out onto a floured surface and cut into 8 1-inch thick circles. Place into prepared pan.
  • Brush tops with milk {to help with browning} and bake for 15-20 minutes or until puffed, golden and fully cooked. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 180mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Breads, Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: angel biscuit recipe, angel biscuits, how to make biscuits
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47 Responses
      1. Melanie

        But u need to sift it about 5 times. I made them. I took 2 cups of all purpose and took out 4 tbsp of flour and replaced 4 tbsp of corn starch and sifted 5 times. And there u have cake flour!!

  1. Mel

    Hi

    Biscuits look so good can not wait to try them. Thank you
    Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas
    Wishing your husband well in training
    God bless and be safe

    Mel

  2. Diana

    First of all thank you to your husband for being there for us. Second Thank YOU for sharing him with us. Lastly these look AMAZING and easy! I will be trying these for sure.
    Enjoy your family time.

  3. Cathy

    As the mother of 5 grown children, I definitely hear you on Christmas. When my kids were younger, I lived for December 26th. Have a Merry Christmas and take time to relax and enjoy, believe me, if you don’t get something done, most of your family will not notice.

  4. Jessica @ Golden Brown and Delicious

    Oh yum! I’m with you girl…carbs make my world go round, even if my thighs hate them. These look awesome!

  5. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek

    Yes, these look awesome, but I’m still stuck on the fact that your hubby will be gone for MONTHS!
    As a stay at home, homeschooling mom I did’t think about all those times my mom (who was five minutes away) would take the boys for a few hours. Now that we are on the farm (and an hour away from family) I realize how much that helped. I hope you have family around that will take the kiddos and give you a break.

  6. Karen

    Definitely will make these as they look super light, fluffy, and mouth watering. I sympathize with you on your husband being gone for such a long time!!!! I thank him for his service and wish all of you well during the holidays and in the times to come when you are apart. My husband and I lived apart for almost 4 months and the kids were little, but not as little as yours. He was able to come home 3 X during that time. It was tough….but I made it because I had a wonderful sitter who helped me when I needed it. Find one…or a friend you can trade off with…hang in there. Enjoy your two weeks that you have left together.

  7. Natalie | Paper & Birch

    5 stars
    First off, you are TOTALLY right!! I’ve been baking like a mad woman lately – my husband? Eating it.
    Wow, that’s sooo long to be away! I’m sorry, that’s got to be so difficult on you.
    Now, I love biscuits and I love rolls, so I’m definitely going to make these for christmas dinner! Thanks for sharing this Lauren! 😀 😀

  8. Stephanie

    These look amazing. SO perfect for what I need, thank you. My heart goes out to you…my husband leaves for “only” 6 weeks training and I am so , SO bummed. Oh well, absence makes the heart grow fonder blah blah 😉

  9. Gina

    Right there with you on Christmas. It’s become so it’s not even fun. But, I pretend it is… these look great & I will be making them soon!! Maybe even Christmas!

  10. Marilyn Brennan

    5 stars
    OK, the vote is in. “New and improved” over your average biscuit…. I do believe these are my favorite biscuits ever. The texture of the dough is perfect to work with and they don’t fall apart as much as other biscuits. They were definitely savored here. Thank you!!

  11. Chels R.

    That is a long time to be without your husband with two kids! One of my friends’s husband just came back from Afghanistan and he’s been gone since last February. He’s back now because he got injured and had to be flown home for surgery, but I know I personally really look up to all the military wives and moms because you guys are amazing! It takes a lot of strength and selflessness to handle it and you all do it beautifully. And these biscuits look amazing! Enjoy the last few weeks you have.

  12. Chrik

    Wow, I cannot imagine having my husband away from home for so long! Thank you so much for your sacrifice, and G-d bless you!
    PS These biscuits look awesome.

  13. Yukon

    You may be right about most husbands. But I would like to tell you that I am a husband who does all the baking all the cooking in this house. And still held the same job for 26 years.

  14. Lynda Duthler

    5 stars
    Thank you and your husband for the service you give to our country!
    The biscuit recipe is one my mother used to make and they are heavenly- but we lost the recipe. I have looked online but never found the same grouping of ingredients. Thank you for sharing yours!!!
    God bless you and your family!

  15. Elizabeth

    5 stars
    Reading your story, Lauren you have never been more right on the hubby’s only takin you so far ~ I’m sympathizing though with you having to let hubby go to work but I guess we are all here for a purpose and you my dear have your own purpose ~ you are an angel ~ by bringing good eats. For all of us thank you Lauren xx

  16. Obeie

    I would like to make this biscuit recipe it sounds delicious. I didn’t see answer for Sue S question about them needing to Rise before baking.
    Thanks 🙂

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  18. Sandy

    Could these be placed in a muffin tin, rather then on a baking sheet?
    I noticed that you have not been given replies back to questions. Is there a reason for that? Hopefully you will give my question a reply back looking forward to it.
    😀

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  20. Bernice B.

    5 stars
    I came across your recipe and decided to try it since it was simple. I was aiming to make Biscuits like my Mother, but she claims I made the best Biscuits ever! She’s not a big eater, she ate two! I knew they were delicious! Of course I kept Recipe and now it’s my go to when making Biscuits! Thank you for sharing recipe!

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