Monday, February 13, 2017

Angel Biscuits

I've probably said this before, but if I could only eat one type of bread for the rest of my life, it would definitely be biscuits.

Most kids have cake for their 1st birthday. Not me. I had a biscuit with a candle in it.

My favorite biscuits are made at a fried chicken restaurant my family always went to growing up (in fact, that's where my 1st birthday biscuit was from).

Brunch this morning

Their biscuits are so light and fluffy, and of course, best served with lots of butter and sorghum!

This recipe is the closest thing I've ever found to those biscuits. They're leavened with baking powder AND yeast, to ensure maximum fluffiness!

Notice that all the fried chicken is gone. . .

Angel Biscuits

Yields: 12 biscuits
Time: 30 minutes

1 tbsp active dry yeast
2 tbsp warm water
2 3/4 cup flour
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup buttermilk

1 tsp milk 
1 tbsp butter

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a skillet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. 

2. Combine warm water and yeast in a small bowl. Combine remaining dry ingredients in a large bowl. 

3. Cut shortening into the dry ingredients. Mix yeast mixture with buttermilk and stir into the dry ingredients until just combined. 

4. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1" thick. Cut with a 2 1/2" circle cutter and place in the lined skillet. Brush the tops of the biscuits with milk. 

5. Bake 13-20 minutes, until they reach the desired golden color. Brush the tops of the baked biscuits with melted butter. 

How many biscuits is too many to eat in one day? I'll get back to you.