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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Angel Biscuits

I found this recipe on pinterest and decided to give them a try. I made them for Easter Dinner.   You will need to plan ahead because this recipe takes 24 + hours because you put your dough in the fridge overnight.  It's not a fussy recipe just a waiting recipe. 
I made these with a combination of white whole wheat flour and regular AP flour.  Personally I think they would have been much better with just the white flour.  They seemed a bit heavy to me.  Everyone liked them even though.


3 tablespoons warm water
one (1/4-ounce) envelope active dry yeast (if using bulk 2 1/4 tsp)
1 teaspoon sugar, plus ¼ cup
5 cups self-rising flour (can make own **)
¾ cup vegetable shortening
¼ cup unsalted butter
2 cups buttermilk, well-shaken (can make own see below **)
all-purpose flour, for shaping and rolling
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, for brushing the tops

Place the water in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the yeast and stir in 1 teaspoon sugar. Let stand until frothy, about 5 minutes. In a large bowl, whisk together the remaining ¼ cup sugar with the flour. Using a pastry blender, cut the shortening and butter into the flour until the mixture is the size of peas. Add the yeast mixture and buttermilk and stir until the dough comes together. Sprinkle over a tablespoon or two of all-purpose flour over the dough and gently knead until the dough is soft (add more flour as necessary). Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. With floured hands, pinch off a small amount of dough and lightly roll into a smooth 2-inch ball; place on the prepared baking sheets. Cover the biscuits loosely with buttered (or use cooking spray) plastic and let rise in a warm, draft-free spot until doubled in size, about 2 hours or more.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Brush the tops of the biscuits with some melted butter and bake until the biscuits are golden brown, about 15 minutes.
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