July 21, 2018
Angel Biscuits

Angel Biscuits

by Berkeley Wellness  

Angel biscuits are also called Bride’s Biscuits, because the extra leavening power of yeast makes them virtually foolproof—perfect for the new bride or beginner cook. A bit of whole-wheat flour is a health improvement over the original refined-flour version.


  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ cup lukewarm water (105° to 115°F)
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup buttermilk, at room temperature


1. In a small bowl, sprinkle the yeast and 1 teaspoon of the sugar over the water. Let stand until the mixture is foamy, about 5 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining 1 teaspoon sugar, the all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and stir well to combine.With a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal.

3. Stir the buttermilk into the yeast mixture. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, pour in the buttermilk-yeast mixture, and stir until just combined. Cover with a dampened towel and let stand in a warm draftfree spot until doubled in bulk, about 45 minutes.

4. Punch the dough down, cover, and let rest for 10 minutes. On a lightly floured surface, with floured hands, pat the dough out to a ¾-inch thickness. With a 2-inch round biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits. Gather the scraps, repat about ¾ inch thick, and cut out more biscuits. (Repeat until all the dough is cut out.) Place the biscuits, 2 inches apart, on a nonstick baking sheet. Cover loosely and let stand for 15 minutes or until puffed.

5. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F. Bake the biscuits for 15 to 17 minutes, or until lightly golden. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition per serving: 101 calories, 2.3g total fat (1.3g saturated), 6mg cholesterol, 1g dietary fiber, 17g carbohydrate, 3g protein, 156mg sodium.

A good source of: folate, niacin, riboflavin, selenium, thiamin.