Angel Biscuits
Angel BiscuitsThe addition of yeast to these otherwise ordinary biscuits make them especially light. Often called Bride's Biscuits because the added leavening power of yeast makes them virtually foolproof-perfect for the new bride or beginner cook.
  • 1/4 cup warm (110°F to 115°F) water
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk

1. Place the warm water in a small bowl. Sprinkle with yeast and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar let stand until mixture is foamy, about 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine remaining 1 teaspoon sugar, all-purpose and whole wheat flours, baking powder, baking soda, and salt and stir well to blend. With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut into butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.

3. Stir buttermilk into yeast mixture. Make a well in center of flour mixture, pour in buttermilk mixture, and stir until just combined. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm, draft-free place for 45 minutes or until almost doubled.

4. Punch dough down, cover and let rest 10 minutes. On lightly floured board, with floured hands, pat dough out to 3/4-inch thickness. With 2-inch round biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits. Gather scraps, repat about 3/4-inch thick, and cut out more biscuits. (Repeat until all dough is cut out.) Place biscuits 2 inches apart, on nonstick baking sheet. Cover loosely and let stand 15 minutes or until puffed.

5. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F. Bake biscuits 15 to 17 minutes or until lightly golden.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 201 calories, 4.6g total fat, 2.6g saturated fat, 1.3g monounsaturated fat, 0.4g polyunsaturated fat, 2.2g dietary fiber, 6g protein, 34g carbohydrate, 11mg cholesterol, 313mg sodium.
Good source of: folate, iron, niacin, riboflavin, selenium, thiamin.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version
Makes 12 biscuits (6 servings)

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