These soft biscuits are so good, with a bit of yeast flavor. You can eat them for breakfast or serve them at dinner. The recipe makes a bunch, but the dough stores in the fridge for a few days. I think you could also roll and cut them, then freeze them for later.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 pkg dry yeast
- 3 Tbs. hot water
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 5 cups flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 tsp. salt
- 3 Tbs. sugar
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 2 cups buttermilk (or milk that is soured with a large tablespoon of vinegar)
In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in the hot water with the 1 tsp. sugar.
In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 3 Tbs. sugar. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or fork. Stir in the buttermilk and yeast mixture.
Turn part of the dough out onto a floured surface. Pat it out and cut biscuits. You can let the biscuits rise for a while at this point, or just pop them in the oven if you’re in a hurry. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.
My biscuits in the picture are a bit flat. I patted the dough out thinner than I wanted and then didn’t have time to let them rise. They were still good, but I like them fluffier.
Tina @ Mommy's Kitchen says
I love angel biscuits. For a long time that was the only way i made bicuits because they always turned out for me. I like them because they are a cross between a biscuit and a yeast roll. Yours look great Tiffany. How are you feeling? I know you had surgery.
Tina, I’m feeling pretty good. One week after surgery. Stitches are gone, energy hasn’t returned yet 😉 Thank goodness for laptops in bed!
I’m not sure I’ve ever made a recipe with yeast, baking powder and baking soda at the same time! It’s nice that you can either bake them right away or let them rise first. Versatility is a nice bonus. I love biscuits so will definitely have to try this recipe.
I’ve never tried making my biscuits with yeast. I’ll have to give it a try. I was craving biscuits today. I’m going to make some for breakfast tomorrow. Mmm. Can’t wait!
Are these like a cookie? Or more like a scone?
Yes I’m Aussie and wondering If Ill need the butter and vegemite or jam and honey
They are more like a scone, but not sweet. You could go butter and vegemite or jam and honey.