Light & Fluffy Angel Biscuits

These light & fluffy Angel Biscuits are half biscuit, half roll! Seriously, the best of both worlds in one tasty package. AND, they are so darn easy to make. 

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I thought about posting more Christmas recipes today, but decided against it for a number of reasons.

1. All this Christmas prep is getting a *leetle* out of hand. I thought I had it all under control, but this blessed holiday is SIX DAYS AWAY.

2. omg.

3. I’m all Christmas cookied out.

4. I don’t know how that is even possible.

5. I’ve decided I don’t really like Christmas anymore because I’m the one doing the majority of the work. My husband is somewhat helpful, but Moms–lets be real here. We bring the magic. We know all there is to know about EVERYTHING. Husbands take you only so far. Am I right? 

6. I am right.

7. I’m *slightly* depressed my husband is leaving in two weeks for army training. He will be gone until May.

8. Yes, May…..as in January February March April MAY.

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9. Thinking about the 14 days left we have before he’s gone makes me totally depressed.

10. And by depressed I mean makes me want to swear.

11. Soooooo, between that and the stresses of work, children and Christmas, this mama needed a bit of a breather.

12. Therefore, I posted a recipe that embraces the wonderfulness that is carbs.

13. This is what makes my world go round. This is the epitome of my happy place. This is why I work out. This is why I still have thunder thighs.

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If you don’t know what angel biscuits are, prepare to live. They are half biscuit, half fresh roll. They have typical leavenings in them that you’d find in a biscuit, but they also get a shot of yeast too for a double whammy of delicious.

They come together just like you’d make a regular biscuit, but with a few extra ingredients. Easy as pie and the texture and taste is out of this world.

*Especially good with butter and honey. Just sayin’.

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If you need a basic biscuit recipe for any sort of holiday application, be my guest and give this recipe a whirl. I’m almost positive I could give you a host of reasons to make a batch of these, but I’ll spare you the expense.

Also: please note the golden puffiness. They look like they are glowing and…..dare I say angelic?

{yes, I just made that joke.}

Something else worth mentioning: these are great turned into sandwiches.

Or smothered in nutella.

Either way is fine by me.
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Anyways, good luck to all you crazy kids finishing up the holiday preparations. May the force be with you.

Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

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Light & Fluffy Angel Biscuits

These light & fluffy Angel Biscuits are half biscuit, half roll! Seriously, the best of both worlds in one tasty package. AND, they are so darn easy to make.

Yield: 8 biscuits

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Ingredients:

  • 1 envelope quick rise yeast
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable shortening, chilled
  • 1 cup cold buttermilk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet or cast iron skillet with parchment paper and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, stir yeast and warm water together. Set aside to proof. In a large bowl, stir all dry ingredients together to combine. Cut cold shortening into flour mixture until it is the size of small peas. Pour in the proofed yeast and the buttermilk. Stir to moisten ingredients. Roll out onto floured surface and cut into 8 1 inch thick circles. Place into prepared pan.
  3. Brush tops with milk {to help with browning} and bake for 15-20 minutes or until puffed, golden and fully cooked. Serve warm.
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  1. Looks yummy! If I can’t find cake flour, will all purpose work OK? Thanks!

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    • Yes, just substitute 2 tablespoons all purpose flour for cornstarch.

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  2. Hi

    Biscuits look so good can not wait to try them. Thank you
    Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas
    Wishing your husband well in training
    God bless and be safe

    Mel

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  3. First of all thank you to your husband for being there for us. Second Thank YOU for sharing him with us. Lastly these look AMAZING and easy! I will be trying these for sure.
    Enjoy your family time.

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  4. As the mother of 5 grown children, I definitely hear you on Christmas. When my kids were younger, I lived for December 26th. Have a Merry Christmas and take time to relax and enjoy, believe me, if you don’t get something done, most of your family will not notice.

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  5. Yes, these look awesome, but I’m still stuck on the fact that your hubby will be gone for MONTHS!
    As a stay at home, homeschooling mom I did’t think about all those times my mom (who was five minutes away) would take the boys for a few hours. Now that we are on the farm (and an hour away from family) I realize how much that helped. I hope you have family around that will take the kiddos and give you a break.

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  6. Definitely will make these as they look super light, fluffy, and mouth watering. I sympathize with you on your husband being gone for such a long time!!!! I thank him for his service and wish all of you well during the holidays and in the times to come when you are apart. My husband and I lived apart for almost 4 months and the kids were little, but not as little as yours. He was able to come home 3 X during that time. It was tough….but I made it because I had a wonderful sitter who helped me when I needed it. Find one…or a friend you can trade off with…hang in there. Enjoy your two weeks that you have left together.

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  7. First off, you are TOTALLY right!! I’ve been baking like a mad woman lately – my husband? Eating it.
    Wow, that’s sooo long to be away! I’m sorry, that’s got to be so difficult on you.
    Now, I love biscuits and I love rolls, so I’m definitely going to make these for christmas dinner! Thanks for sharing this Lauren! 😀 😀

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  8. These look amazing. SO perfect for what I need, thank you. My heart goes out to you…my husband leaves for “only” 6 weeks training and I am so , SO bummed. Oh well, absence makes the heart grow fonder blah blah 😉

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  9. Right there with you on Christmas. It’s become so it’s not even fun. But, I pretend it is… these look great & I will be making them soon!! Maybe even Christmas!

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  10. OK, the vote is in. “New and improved” over your average biscuit…. I do believe these are my favorite biscuits ever. The texture of the dough is perfect to work with and they don’t fall apart as much as other biscuits. They were definitely savored here. Thank you!!

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  11. That is a long time to be without your husband with two kids! One of my friends’s husband just came back from Afghanistan and he’s been gone since last February. He’s back now because he got injured and had to be flown home for surgery, but I know I personally really look up to all the military wives and moms because you guys are amazing! It takes a lot of strength and selflessness to handle it and you all do it beautifully. And these biscuits look amazing! Enjoy the last few weeks you have.

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  12. Wow, I cannot imagine having my husband away from home for so long! Thank you so much for your sacrifice, and G-d bless you!
    PS These biscuits look awesome.

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  13. How long does Yeast and water need to proof?

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    • 10 minutes or so…enough to show that the yeast is alive and well. If it foams up, you’re good to go!

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  14. Oh my, if only mine came out as nice!

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  15. Definitivamente los probarė! Gracias Lauren!

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  16. Hi I don’t like shortening..would it be good if I use butter instead? Your biscuits look so good 🙂

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  17. I’ll be adding these to our Christmas meal this year.

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  18. You may be right about most husbands. But I would like to tell you that I am a husband who does all the baking all the cooking in this house. And still held the same job for 26 years.

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  19. Thank you and your husband for the service you give to our country!
    The biscuit recipe is one my mother used to make and they are heavenly- but we lost the recipe. I have looked online but never found the same grouping of ingredients. Thank you for sharing yours!!!
    God bless you and your family!

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  20. Reading your story, Lauren you have never been more right on the hubby’s only takin you so far ~ I’m sympathizing though with you having to let hubby go to work but I guess we are all here for a purpose and you my dear have your own purpose ~ you are an angel ~ by bringing good eats. For all of us thank you Lauren xx

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  21. Biscuits look fantastic! Can’t wait to make them.

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  22. Can biscuits be refrigerated for the next day ,or frozen.
    Thanks

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  23. Can these be frozen before baking?

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  24. Can I use bread flour instead of cake flour ?

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  25. I would like to make this biscuit recipe it sounds delicious. I didn’t see answer for Sue S question about them needing to Rise before baking.
    Thanks 🙂

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  26. Don’t these need time to rise?

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  27. An envelope of yeast of how much grams please? I love your recipe and woudl love to try it… thanks

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