Angel Biscuits

  • Yield : 24
  • Servings : 24
  • Prep Time : 30m
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 40m
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Angel Biscuits were the delicious classic biscuits served at your school cafeteria. These biscuits are extremely popular in and beyond Cajun country.


  • 5 cups flour (not sifted)
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 2 cups buttermilk


Step 1

Add 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup milk and allow to stand at for 3 hours at room temperature for buttermilk.

Step 2

Mix the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, salt, soda and sugar and sift. Cut in the shortening.

Step 3

Dissolve the yeast in 1/4 cup warm water and mix with the buttermilk. Add liquid to the dry ingredients.

Step 4

Roll out to 1/4 inch, dip in melted butter and fold in two to place on pan or roll out 1/2 inch and brush the top with melted butter.

Biscuits are better if dough is refrigerated. Do not allow biscuits to rise.

Step 5

Bake at 475 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.


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