Southern Angel Biscuits

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If you are looking for a good biscuit recipe to accompany your dinner food ideas, this Angel biscuits recipe is just the thing to try. So much better than refrigerated biscuits, Angel biscuits are a cross between a yeast roll and a buttermilk biscuit. This recipe got its name Angel Biscuits because the recipe uses three leavening agents. In the recipe, there is yeast, baking powder and baking soda which is used in the dough resulting in a biscuit recipe that is as airy and light as angels wings. These biscuits have been popular in Southern kitchens for decades. This biscuit recipe has been passed down through the generations, making it all the more reason to try. And the good news is that this recipe is easy to make, there’s never a bad biscuit in the batch. They’re delicious with a slice of turkey, some honey, or a slathering of butter. These biscuits can be served at any meal. You'll want to take a look at the Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen site for the full step by step instructions.

A recommendation for these tasty biscuits is to try dipping them in butter, then folding them over with two biscuits being placed side by side on the baking pan to form the look of angels wings. Another idea is to make the biscuit dough one day in advance to allow the flavor of the biscuit dough to intensify. This isn’t a necessary step, as the biscuits can be made and baked right after the first rising as well. The Angel biscuit dough recipe can also be divided and baked fresh in smaller batches. You can store the dough covered and refrigerated, and the dough will last for as long as one week. If that is what you do, you can remove the desired amount of dough from the batch, then cut or roll into rounds, and allow to rise as directed in the recipe before baking. For this biscuit recipe, you will need the packets of active dry yeast, warm water, all-purpose flour, baking poweder, baking soda, granulated sugar, salt, chilled butter, chilled solid vegetable shortening, buttermilk, lukewarm and melted butter to brush the tops. For the full step by step instructions for this Angel Biscuits recipe, you will want to take a look at Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen site.

Buttermilk has a variety of uses. Buttermilk was prized by older generations for its tangy flavor and its remarkable properties in baking. When buttermilk is paired with baking soda, as it is often used in recipes such as buttermilk biscuits and buttermilk pancakes, the buttermilk's lactic acid reacts vigorously, which creates a great rise and an exceptional crumb. In addition, the lactic acid in buttermilk can be used to help tenderize meats, as it is often used to do in fried chicken recipes. Buttermilk and digestive health. Buttermilk that is made the old-fashioned way is a rich source of probiotics. Similar to yogurt or kefir, buttermilk also that contains active cultures that can introduce or reintroduce gut flora that may have been lost because of antibiotic regimens. These bacteria help to enhance digestion, aid in nutrition and to combat digestive. You want to be sure that the buttermilk you are using contains live cultures. Pasteurized buttermilk will most likely have killed off the bacteria after they produced all that tangy acid.

You will find this recipe for Southern Angel biscuits on Melissa's Southern Style Kitchen site. On the site, you will find main dish recipes, side dish food ideas, dessert recipes, salad recipe, breakfast food ideas and so much more. **

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