Sunday, May 10, 2009

Perfect Angel Biscuits

My perfect angel, on a beautiful spring day, in a sweater set hand knit by her grandmother. Fortunately she wasn't old enough to know that I was still learning to cook. The were times when our dinner was quite literally not edible. It is funny now, but back then we were hungry and did not have the money to spare for a meal out! This is a recipe that requires ingredients usually on hand.

Recipe: Angel Biscuits

1 cake compressed yeast, or 1 package active dry yeast
2 tablespoons lukewarm water (warmer for dry yeast)
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup butter
2 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400ยบ F. Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Sift all dry ingredients into a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender. Add the buttermilk and yeast mixture and stir until soft dough forms. Turn unto a floured board and knead a minute or two. (No rising is required.) Roll out to desired thickness (about 1/2-inch) and cut into rounds. Brush with melted butter and bake on a baking sheet for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. 

1 comment:

  1. Great picture! I definitely see some similarity to Stella there!