Monday, July 22, 2013

Recipe from Heloise

I had a clipping from a newspaper article asking about Herloise's recipe for angel biscuits.  Here it is ...

Heloise's Angel Biscuits

1 package (2 1/4 tsp) dry yeast

1/4 cup warm water

2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup sugar

1/2 cup shortening

1 cup buttermilk

Disolve the yeast in warm water, setting aside. Mix the dry ingredients in the order given, cutting in the shortening as you normally do for biscuits or pie dough.  Stir in the buttermilk and the yeast mixture. Blend thoroughly and the dough is ready to  refrigerate or roll out into biscuits.

Next, roll the dough out and cut with a biscuit cutter, placing the biscuits in a greased pan.

Let the dough rise slightly before baking in a 400-degree F oven for about 12 to 15 minutes until lightly browned and done.

If the dough is cold, you'll need to let it set a little longer to rise.

Source: Hints from Heloise, 1982

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