These popular biscuits are made light and airy with a little yeast. The yeast also gives them a nice flavor. Bake these biscuits and serve with ham slices or make little sandwiches with them. Make sure to butter them while they're hot!
- 1 package active dry yeast (about .25 ounce)
- 1/4 cup warm water, about 110 degrees F
- 2 cups warmed buttermilk, about 110 degrees F
- 5 to 5 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 3/4 cup chilled shortening
- 4 tablespoons chilled butter
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- Dissolve the yeast in the 1/4 cup of warm water. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in the chilled shortening and butter until mixture resembles coarse meal, with some small pea-size pieces of fat.
- Stir in yeast mixture and buttermilk, blending until moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead with floured hands just a few turns.
- Pat into a round about 1/2-inch thick. Cut with 2- to 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutters.
- Place cut out biscuits on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover with a clean dry dish cloth and let rise in a warm place for about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
- Uncover the biscuits and bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until browned.
- Brush tops with the melted butter while still hot. Makes about 2 to 3 dozen, depending on size.
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|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||7 g|
|Saturated Fat||3 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||3 g|
|Dietary Fiber||0 g|