Homemade Angel Biscuits – Heavenly Fluffy Bites from Your Oven

Discover our homemade Angel Biscuits recipe – a perfect blend of flakiness and buttery goodness. Step-by-step guide for heavenly biscuits every time!



Imagine a biscuit so light and tender it practically melts in your mouth, earning its ethereal name – Angel Biscuits. These heavenly creations are a delightful combination of fluffy dinner rolls and traditional biscuits. Baking a batch of these will have your home smelling like a bakery, and your taste buds dancing with joy. Whether you’re serving them at a family dinner or savoring them as a special breakfast treat, Angel Biscuits are a heavenly experience.


  • 1 packet (2 1/4 teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup warm water (about 110°F or 43°C)
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup warm water (for activating yeast)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted (for brushing)


Activating the Yeast:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the warm water and yeast. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes, or until the mixture becomes frothy.

Preparing the Dough:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Add the cold, cubed butter to the dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter or your fingers to work the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Pour in the activated yeast mixture and buttermilk. Stir until the dough comes together and is no longer sticky. You can add a little extra flour if needed.
  4. Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and gently knead it a few times to bring it together.
  5. Roll the dough to a 1/2-inch thickness.
  6. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuits. Re-roll and cut any remaining dough.


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Place the biscuits on a baking sheet, leaving a little space between each one.
  3. Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.

Cook’s Notes:

  • Yeast Tip: Ensure your yeast is fresh and not expired for the best rise.
  • Buttermilk Substitute: If you don’t have buttermilk, you can make a buttermilk substitute by adding 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to a measuring cup, then filling it with milk to the 1 1/2-cup mark. Let it sit for 5 minutes before using.
  • Serving: Angel Biscuits are fantastic on their own, with butter, honey, jam, or alongside savory dishes like fried chicken and gravy.
  • Storage: Store any leftover biscuits in an airtight container or zip-top bag. They reheat wonderfully in the oven or toaster.
  • Freezing: You can freeze unbaked biscuits on a tray, then transfer them to a freezer bag. When ready to bake, there’s no need to thaw; just bake from frozen, adding a few extra minutes to the bake time.

Homemade Angel Biscuits are the epitome of Southern comfort, gracing your table with a cloud-like, buttery bite that will have you reaching for seconds. With a bit of patience and a lot of love, you’ll be baking these heavenly biscuits to perfection. So, go ahead and experience biscuit nirvana in your own kitchen. 😇🍞🌟

Easy & Delicious Skillet Chicken Pot Pie Casserole: A Cozy Classic Reinvented

Southern Fried Chicken