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Angel Biscuits

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Angel Biscuits



1 package dry yeast

2 tablespoons sugar

5 tablespoons warm water

2 cups buttermilk

1/4 teaspoon soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

5 teaspoons baking powder

5 cups flour

1 cup shortening


Dissolve 1 package of yeast in 5 tablespoons warm water. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar. Cut in 1 cup shortening. Add 2 cups buttermilk and dissolved yeast. Knead lightly. Do not let rise. Shape and bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes (If not baked immediately, store in refrigerator).

Makes 25 biscuits.

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