Taryn, in Remembering Red Thunder, is a baker, so she has no problems making biscuits as light as angels. Me, on the other hand, I tend to make hard rocks. Biscuits aren’t a tradition in my family, but they are in my husband’s. And for whatever reason, I could never make biscuits that were fluffy. Until I found this angel biscuit recipe.
Taryn’s Angel Biscuits
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 cup cold butter
- 1 package quick-rising yeast
- 1 1/4 cup buttermilk, warmed
- Melted butter
- In a large bowl, sift the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add yeast. Set aside.
- Add the warm milk to the dry ingredients and stir with a fork until moistened. The dough will be sticky.
- Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead gently until smooth, about 30 seconds.
- Gently roll out the dough to a half-inch thickness. Cut with a floured cutter. Place two inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Let rise for 15 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 400° F while the biscuits rise.
- Bake 12-15 minutes. For extra decadence, brush the tops of the hot biscuits with melted butter.
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