Granny’s Angel Biscuits
- 1 1/2 packages dry yeast
- 3 tablespoons warm water
- 5 cups all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup vegetable shortening
- 2 cups buttermilk
Dissolve the yeast in warm water and set aside.
Sift together the flour and other dry ingredients in large bowl. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender. Add buttermilk and yeast mixture, stir to make a soft dough.
Place dough on floured surface and knead until smooth. Roll dough out 1/2″ thick (no rising is necessary) and cut with a biscuit cutter.
Bake in preheated 400° oven until golden brown, about 12 minutes.
*Note from Granny: Dough may be refrigerated and used as needed, lasts up to one week.
**Note from Laylah: This makes a large batch but they freeze well and can be reheated in foil.