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Angel Biscuits


This delicious recipe is from the November 2001 issue of Martha Stewart Living.

  • Yield: Makes 2 dozen

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2006


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast (1 scant tablespoon)
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled to 115 degrees
  • 2 cups buttermilk, room temperature


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Sprinkle yeast over water; let stand until creamy looking, about 5 minutes.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine 1 cup flour mixture, yeast mixture, melted butter, and 1 cup buttermilk; stir to combine. Add remaining flour mixture and buttermilk alternately, stirring between additions. When a sticky dough forms, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

  3. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Remove dough from refrigerator, and turn out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead a few times; roll to a 1/2-inch thickness. Cut out with a 2 1/4-inch round biscuit or cookie cutter; place on baking sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden on top and done in the middle, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven; transfer to a wire rack to cool. Serve warm.

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  • ALR8256982DW
    10 APR, 2017
    A hundred and thirty four ratings (134) and ZERO comments? It's a great recipe.