Southern Angel Biscuits, Mamaw’s Recipe too! Let’s Cook ’em Up in a Cast Iron Skillet


Is there anything more southern than a batch of homemade Angel Biscuits? I don’t think so! 🙂 here I show you a slight variation on a traditional southern biscuit. I am including 2 recipes for Angel Biscuits.

My grandmother’s were just wonderful and seemed to be a little more dense and flatter then the SL recipe. I enjoy both! It depends on my mood, haha.

Preheat your oven to 425°F.
I like to use bread flour.

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Mamaw’s Angel biscuits
5 All Purpose Bread Flour, sifted
1/3 Cup Sugar
1 t Soda
2 t Salt
3 t Baking Powder
1 Package Dry Active Yeast
1/4 Cup Warm Water
1 1/2 Cups Buttermilk
1 Cup Shortening
1/4 Cup Melted Salted Butter

Southern Living Recipe
1/2 Cup Warm Water
1 (1/4 oz.) Dry Active Yeast
1 t Sugar
5 Cups Flour (I altered the recipe and am using bread flour)
3 T Sugar
5 t Baking Powder
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 Cup Cold butter
1/2 Cup Shortening
2 Cups Buttermilk
1/4 Cup Melted Salted Butter


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  1. your biscuits came out good they look delicious the cast iron skillet is a good idea I seen someone else use a cast iron skillet and I thought that was a good idea cuz I didn't even think about using my cast iron skillet so yes thank you for that and yes your biscuits looks delicious

  2. Honest question here. I've made biscuits plenty of times with self-rising flour and AP flour adding in baking powder and baking soda. I've also baked quite a lot of bread, so I'm wondering why combine baking powder and baking soda with yeast? Wouldn't it be just fine to use yeast alone in this recipe? BTW, those biscuits you made look fantastic. I could almost smell them! And I need to get a cast iron skillet.

  3. Thanks for sharing, I saw the magazine in the store with the recipe however when I was able to return to the store, I no longer saw that particular issue, I am glad to have found your presentation. I hope to try soon.

  4. Donna, these are SO wonderful. I never made biscuits with yeast before. These were WORTH IT!! I try to stay away from bread. But, I love to make them for my family. They appreciate it so much. Thanks so much for sharing this. It took me over a year to remember to buy the yeast. They are FANTASTIC!!

  5. Never mind my question if biscuits have to be refrigerated over night +Rainbow Garden.
    I just read the recipe on the Southern Living website which said to chill dough for an hour then make biscuits. But it is good to know that they can be left in the fridge overnight as shown by you here. I will use half of the dough to make biscuits this morning and get up and make the other half tomorrow. Thank you so much for sharing both recipes!

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