Angel Biscuits are a favorite of my family and go so well with any soup. These biscuits use yeast which gives them a really soft texture that is less crumbly than other biscuits.
I just mix up the simple dough, then roll it out on a floured surface into a 6×6 inch square.
The dough cuts easily into 9 squares.
The biscuits are then baked on a greased cookie sheet. Here I use a silicon pad instead of greasing the cookie sheet:
1 package yeast
1/3 cup warm water
1 teaspoon sugar or honey
2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup milk
1. Mix together the yeast, warm water, and sugar or honey. Set aside for 5 minutes until foamy.
2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Cut in the butter until completely combined.
3. Add milk and the yeast mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix until combined then turn out onto a floured surface and knead for 30 seconds (dough will be sticky).
4. Pat the dough into a 6×6 inch square and cut into 9 square biscuits.
5. Place the biscuits onto a greased baking sheet and put the cookie sheet into a cold oven. Set the oven to 400 degrees. (The biscuits actually rise while the oven heats!) When the temperature reaches 400, bake for 10 minutes until golden brown.
Makes 9 servings.