"I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world."
I found this recipe for Angel Biscuits on Paula's blog. I LOOOOOVE butter milk biscuits hot, straight from the oven. When I saw this recipe, I just had to snag it. I think I am going to make these toNIGHT!
I am a VISUAL person and I like to see how things are supposed to look. If we go to a restaurant and there are no pictures on the menu, I'm LOST! I have to look around and see what everyone else is eating and then ask the waitress, "What are they having? It looks reeeeaallly good!"
Paula did not have a picture of her biscuits on her blog so I found a picture of what I'm SURE they look like after she takes them out of the oven. :> )
To make Paula's Angel Biscuits, you will need:
1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons)
1/2 cup warm water (100° to 110°)
5 cups all-purpose flour (about 22 1/2 ounces)
1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable shortening 2 cups low-fat buttermilk
Cooking spray 1 tablespoon butter, melted
Dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup warm water in a small bowl, and let stand for 5 minutes.
Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 4 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add yeast mixture and buttermilk to flour mixture; stir just until moist. Cover and chill 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 450°.
Turn the dough out onto a heavily floured surface; knead lightly 5 times. Roll dough to a 1/2-inch thickness; cut with a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Brush the melted butter over the biscuit tops. Bake at 450° for 12 minutes or until golden.
Thank you, Paula, for sharing your recipe with us!