Angel Biscuits

Angel Biscuits

  • 25 Minutes Prep 40 Minutes Total
  • 15 Servings
  • 145 Calories per Serving
Do you have some time to spare? Surprise your family by baking a batch of these homemade biscuits!

Ingredient List

  • 1 package regular or quick active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 2 tablespoons warm water (105° to 115°)
  • 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • About 1 cup buttermilk
  • Butter or margarine at room temperature, if desired


  1. Heat oven to 400°. Dissolve yeast in warm water; set aside.
  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Cut in shortening, using pastry blender or crisscrossing 2 knives, until mixture looks like fine crumbs. Stir in yeast mixture and just enough buttermilk so dough leaves side of bowl and forms a ball.
  3. Place dough on generously floured surface; gently roll in flour to coat. Knead lightly 25 to 30 times, sprinkling with flour if dough is too sticky. Roll or pat 1/2 inch thick. Cut with floured 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Brush with butter. Serve hot.


  • Yeast makes these biscuits light as angels! If you have time, you can make them even lighter. Just cover unbaked biscuits and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes or until puffy. Bake as directed.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 145, Calories from Fat 65, Total Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 180mg, Total Carbohydrate 19g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein 3g, Starch 1, Fat 1