Angel Biscuits Recipe

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  • 1 (1/4-oz.) envelope active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (105o to 115o)
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening , cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup cold butter , cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Combine yeast and warm water in a 1-cup glass measuring cup; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk together flour and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; cut in shortening and butter with a pastry blender until crumbly.
  3. Combine yeast mixture and buttermilk, and add to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead about 1 minute.
  4. Roll dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with a 2-inch round cutter or into 2-inch squares. Place on 2 ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake at 400° for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden.
  6. Cinnamon-Raisin Angel Biscuits: Substitute 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar for 2 Tbsp. sugar. Stir 1 cup baking raisins, 2 tsp. lemon zest, and 1 tsp. ground cinnamon into flour mixture in Step 2. Proceed with recipe as directed.
  7. Note: We tested with Sun-Maid Baking Raisins.
  8. Time-Saving Tips: Prepare recipe as directed through Step 3. Shape dough into a disk; store in a glass, airtight container in refrigerator up to 5 days. Let stand at room temperature 5 minutes. Roll, cut, and bake as directed in Steps 4-5. Unbaked biscuits may be frozen on a baking sheet, covered with plastic wrap, 2 hours. Transfer frozen biscuits to a zip-top plastic freezer bag, and freeze up to 1 month. Let stand at room temperature 30 minutes before baking as directed.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 4391.68 Kcal (18387 kJ)
Calories from fat 1925.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 213.98g 329%
Cholesterol 284.45mg 95%
Sodium 4024.37mg 168%
Potassium 2979.68mg 63%
Total Carbs 528.05g 176%
Sugars 34.06g 136%
Dietary Fiber 26.7g 107%
Protein 86g 172%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 8mg 45%
Calcium 1209.9mg 121%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 328.3 Kcal (1375 kJ)
Calories from fat 143.96 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 329%
Cholesterol 21.26mg 95%
Sodium 300.84mg 168%
Potassium 222.74mg 63%
Total Carbs 39.47g 176%
Sugars 2.55g 136%
Dietary Fiber 2g 107%
Protein 6.43g 172%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 38%
Iron 0.6mg 45%
Calcium 90.4mg 121%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 104.9
  • 118

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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