This Angel Biscuits Recipe came from an old church cookbook. It has been adapted it slightly (the original recipe did not call for any rise time outside of the oven, and we found just 30 minutes before going into the oven does produce the best results) and made these all the time when I was growing up.
I think I would use the term “biscuit” loosely. These are soft and fluffy, not as dense and “crumbly” as a typical southern style biscuit.
This recipe uses a “cold rise” method and you will want to explain that to your readers. The biscuits are placed into a cold oven. Do not preheat the oven. The biscuits will finish rising in the oven as it heats. As soon as the oven reaches 400 degrees, set a timer for 10 minutes and allow the biscuits to bake until golden brown.
In a small bowl, stir together the yeast, warm water, and honey. Set aside for 5-10 minutes until the mixture is foamy.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
Cut in the butter with a fork or pastry cutter.
Cut until the butter is completely combined.
Add the milk and yeast mixture to the dry ingredients.
Mix until combined, then turn out onto a floured surface.
Knead for 30-60 second until smooth (the dough will still be sticky).
Pat the dough out into a 6×6 inch square and cut into 9 square biscuits.
Place the biscuits onto a greased cookie sheet and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes to begin rising.
Remove the kitchen towel, then place the sheet of biscuits in a cold oven. Set the oven to 400F degrees. When the oven temperature reaches 400F, bake the biscuits for 10 minutes until golden brown.
Serve the biscuits warm with butter, jam, or honey.
Prep time: 40 minutes
Baking time: approximately 15 minutes
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 275mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 4g
These are a few items I find helpful when preparing these Angel Biscuits in my own kitchen:
OXO Good Grips 3-piece Mixing Bowl Set, White Bowls with Blue/Green/Brown HandlesOXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Bladed Dough Blender and CutterPME Square 6Biscuit Bliss: 101 Foolproof Recipes for Fresh and Fluffy Biscuits in Just MinutesThe Southern Biscuit Cookbook: Learn to Make Homemade Biscuits for Breakfast, Lunch or DinnerTaste of Home Copycat Restaurant Favorites: Restaurant Faves Made Easy at Home