Angel Biscuits Recipe

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  1. Dissolve the yeast and a pinch of sugar in the warm water. Into a large bowl sift the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and the remainder of the sugar, with 6 cups of the flour. Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients with two forks, a pastry cutter, or your fingers until the size of garden peas. Add the yeast mixture to the buttermilk and stir into the flour mixture until all the flour is barely moistened to make a sticky dough. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or up to a week before using.
  2. When ready to cook, preheat the oven to 425°F.
  3. Place about 1 cup additional flour on the work surface. Place the sticky dough on top of the flour and sprinkle with more flour. Pat out into a round 1/3 inch thick and then fold over to a height of 2/3 inch. Using a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter, cut out the biscuits. If you desire a 1 1/2-inch round, make the dough thinner—a total of 1/2 inch. Place the biscuits, their sides touching, on the baking sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly tinged with brown.
  4. The biscuits can be kept frozen up to 3 months.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 274.42 Kcal (1149 kJ)
Calories from fat 103.06 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.45g 18%
Cholesterol 8.44mg 3%
Sodium 206.74mg 9%
Potassium 159.18mg 3%
Total Carbs 36.48g 12%
Sugars 2.7g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.42g 6%
Protein 5.25g 11%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Calcium 67.7mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 327.24 Kcal (1370 kJ)
Calories from fat 122.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.66g 18%
Cholesterol 10.06mg 3%
Sodium 246.52mg 9%
Potassium 189.82mg 3%
Total Carbs 43.5g 12%
Sugars 3.21g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 6%
Protein 6.27g 11%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 80.7mg 7%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.2
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

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