We have been posting videos on our newly created YouTube channel " The Peaceful Kingdom Farms" and have already had several requests for our family recipes.
Michael and I would like to share a very special recipe from my Memaw Smith: Angel Biscuits. We have had these at every family gathering and as the Holidays are quickly approaching we want invite you to try these at your next celebration.
Memaw Smith’s Angel Biscuit Recipe
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
5 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup warm (90 to 110 degrees F) water
1/2 ounce (2 packages) active dry yeast
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, cold, cut into small squares, plus 4 tablespoons, melted
2 cups buttermilk * Use 2 table spoons of vinegar in the milk if no buttermilk.
1. Preheat the oven to 435 degrees F.
2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and 3 tablespoons of the sugar.(*We use honey)
3. In a small bowl, combine the warm water with the yeast and the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar; stir until the yeast is dissolved. Let stand until bubbles appear, 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Using your hands, mix the 1 cup cold butter into the flour, breaking the butter into small pebbles, until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Make a well in the center and add the buttermilk and the yeast mixture. Gently fold the flour into the wet ingredients. Keep mixing until a ball starts to form, then gently knead, 12 to 15 times, to create a smooth dough. Cover with a cloth or plastic wrap and let rise in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
5. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured work surface and press out to 1- to 1 1/2-inches thick. Fold the dough in half, press again to 1- to 1 1/2-inches thick, and then fold again. Cut the dough using a 2- to 3-inch round biscuit cutter, depending personal preference. Brush the bottom of a cast-iron skillet with some of the melted butter. Place the biscuits on a baking pan; brush the tops with melted butter.
6. Bake until golden brown, 14 to 18 minutes, depending on size. Brush again with melted butter and serve immediately.
There you go! Serve with Michael's Fried Chicken and you have a Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Michael and Seamus Perritt-Reish