Yeast makes these biscuits light and airy. Add a smear of Brooke's Mustard Dip and a slice of country ham for a delicious breakfast sandwich.



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  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Butter a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper and set aside.

  • Dissolve the yeast in the warm water and let stand until foamy, about 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt together into a large bowl. Transfer half of the dry ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and cut in the cold butter, pulsing, until the mixture resembles coarse meal, with some larger pieces of butter still remaining. Transfer the mixture back to the bowl with the dry ingredients and mix to combine. Make a well in the center of the bowl and add the yeast mixture and buttermilk. Stir until a dough forms and turn out onto a floured board. Kneed until the dough is smooth and no longer sticky, about 5 minutes.

  • Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/2 inch, and cut out 1 1/2-inch rounds with a biscuit cutter. Set the biscuits 2 inches apart on the baking sheet, brush the tops with melted butter, and bake until lightly golden (they should not brown), 10 to 12 minutes.

Reviews (4)

168 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 67
  • 2 star values: 40
  • 1 star values: 13
Rating: Unrated
BISCUITS do not have YEAST. ROLLS have yeast.
Rating: Unrated
I first used this recipe 3 years ago for family Thanksgiving. I'm now asked each year to please bring Angel Biscuits. I started with cured ham, but last year I served with honey ham. The one thing that brings it all together is Brooks Mustard Sauce. I've sinced used the mustard sauce on Catfish po-boys. Absolutely great.
Rating: 5 stars
Watched it, tried it and Loved It. Thanks Martha for the Southern biscuit. This biscuit just moved to the top of my biscuit recipes!
Rating: Unrated
I saw the show on PBS. I can't wait to try but ... where can I find the ceramic bowl Martha used to make the biscuits???