Angel BiscuitsLight and fluffy as a cloud, these biscuits are "angelic" to be sure!
1/3 C warm water (105° to 115° F) 1 pkg active dry yeast
1 Tbs brown sugar
1 1/2 C unbleached white flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 C shortening
3/4 C cultured buttermilk—from skim milk (or soured milk*)
In small bowl, combine water, yeast, and brown sugar. Let stand until foamy.
In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the shortening. Add the yeast mixture and buttermilk and stir until a soft dough forms. Knead on a lightly floured surface for 30 seconds. Pat or roll to 1/2" thick. Cut with a biscuit cutter, rerolling and cutting the scraps of dough. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 450° F for 7 to 9 minutes or until golden brown.
*If you don't have buttermilk use this: In a 1-C glass measuring cup, measure 1 Tbsp lemon juice or vinegar, then add enough 1% low fat milk to measure 1 cup. Let stand for 5 minutes.
Servings: 22 biscuits
Submitted by Debby Shabo Wade