Pull-Apart Angel Biscuits

I think these biscuits are just pretty!  They look like something you would serve at a ladies’ afternoon tea or something.  Now, I know that I already have a biscuit recipe on this blog, but these are different.  They involve yeast, but they don’t have to rise because they also have baking soda and baking powder.  Now, I will say that this particular recipe for these biscuits is rather huge, but you can keep the dough in the refrigerator for several days.  I went ahead and cooked all the dough and have frozen most of the uneaten biscuits in a gallon freezer bag.

As always, this recipe is someone else’s.  In this case it is from my step-mom’s sister Faye Kelly.  You can cook this recipe like normal cut-out biscuits, if you want, but they are not nearly as pretty to look at.  🙂


Pull-Apart Angel Biscuits

Yeilds 36 pull-apart biscuits or 6 dozen cut-out biscuits


5 cups all-purpose flour (You may need a bit more, about 1/2 cup, to make it workable, unless you are going to make cut-out biscuits.)

3/4 cup shortening

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

3 tsp. baking powder

3 tbsp. sugar

1 envelope yeast, dissolved in 1/2 cup of warm water

2 cups buttermilk*


  1. Dissolve yeast in water and set aside.
  2. Mix together dry ingredients.
  3. Cut in shortening.
  4. Add yeast and buttermilk.
  5. Work together with a large spoon until all the flour is moistened.
  6. Pinch dough into about 1 tsp. size lumps and roll into ball shape.
  7. Place three dough balls in the bottom of each muffin cup of a muffin pan.  You do not have to grease or line the pan.
  8. Bake at 400-degrees for 15-20 minutes.

*If you do not have buttermilk, you can make sour milk by putting 2 tbsp. of vinegar in 2-cup measuring cup and filling the rest of the way with regular milk.  Let sit about 5 minutes before using.

**If you want to do cut-out biscuits, then divide the dough into at least half to make it easier to work with, roll it out to desired thickness, and cut into biscuits, with a cutter.  Cook the same way.

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