This book contains some great recipes including our favorite Banana Bread.
Angel Biscuits came before dairy case biscuit dough in a tube. These biscuits are baked from a dough made up ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator. Just like tube biscuits, only homemade, with your choice of ingredients. Think Monkey Bread, biscuit dough pizza, biscuit topping for pot pie or fruit cobbler. If you can make it with tubes of biscuit dough, you can make it with Angel Biscuit dough. The finished dough can be stored for up to 7 days, and frozen for up to 1 month.
adapted/made from: The Wooden Spoon Bread Book
the intro: Angel Biscuits are a Southern Specialty. The dough, risen by both yeast and quick leaveners, produces a very light biscuit. The mixing can be done ahead of of the baking to suit your schedule.
To soften yeast, in a small container combine,
3 T warm water
1 scant T (or 1 packet) active dry yeast
let yeast stand while preparing the dry ingredients. In a large bowl, whisk together:
5 c unbleached flour
1 T baking powder
1 t baking soda
1 1/2 t salt
1/4 c sugar
It worked very well, to whisk together in the mixer bowl,
and then to cut the butter into small pieces, drop it into the flour mixture, one piece at a time. Process on low until the butter has been worked into the flour mixture.
with a pastry blender or two knives, cut into the dry ingredients,
1 c butter or shortening of choice
make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Into that well pour the,
2 C buttermilk
Gently mix with a wooden spoon just until dry ingredients are moistened. Just a few turns of the paddle mixer did the trick.
Dough will be soft. Scrape down sides of bowl.
Cover with waxed paper and then a china plate.
Chill for at least 1 hour or longer.
When ready to bake remove enough dough to make desired numbered biscuits. On a lightly floured surface, knead gently two or three times. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut as desired and bake in preheated 400 degree oven, 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
To substitute this dough for tube biscuits in your favorite recipes, divide the dough into 4 parts. Each part will be equal to a tube of biscuit dough.
Now that you have dough, what will you make with it? I do believe I smell some Monkey Bread in our future, stay tuned!
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