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    Yeast Biscuits

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    2 hrs 12 mins

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    12 mins

    Windchime's Note:

    These biscuits work every time and are really good for making ham biscuits or other 'sandwiches'. They hold up well and yet are tender with a wonderful flavor. Prep time includes rest time.

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    Serves: 16



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    1. 1
      Dissolve yeast in water, set aside.
    2. 2
      Mix dry ingredients in order given; cut in shortening until the size of small Lima beans.
    3. 3
      Stir in buttermilk and yeast mixture.
    4. 4
      Cover bowl with towel and let sit until ready to use. (At least 1 hour, but it is fine if it sits for a couple hours.) Dough will be very sticky.
    5. 5
      Scrape out onto well floured board.
    6. 6
      Flip over and knead lightly (4-6 times).
    7. 7
      Roll out and cut with biscuit cutter.
    8. 8
      Place on greased pan and let raise slightly (10-30 minutes).
    9. 9
      Bake at 400 F until light brown, 10-12 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 21, 2009


      I love the texture of these biscuits. So light and fluffy! Tastewise it's a tiny bit too salty for me, so I may reduce the amount of salt next time. Btw, another key to get it to rise big is to knead it VERY lightly and not overdo it. I got the tip from Alton Brown's biscuit episode. It works wonderfully!

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    • on June 23, 2013

      This is one of the best biscuit recipes I have used. I substituted butter for the shortening. I used a half cup of milk, a half cup of half & half, and a tablespoon of vinegar in place of buttermilk.

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    • on February 06, 2010


      At last! No more will I bother trying to make biscuits with biscuit mix, which turns out dry crumbly rocks. These are so easy to put together, easy to cut out and handle, and taste amazing. I used butter because I didn't have any shortening on hand, and then brushed the tops with a little butter mixed with garlic powder and parmesan before baking, since I was serving them with spaghetti. DD2 took one bite and said "MMMMMMMM!!!!" Will definitely be making these again SOON! Thanks!

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    Nutritional Facts for Yeast Biscuits

    Serving Size: 1 (48 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 142.5
    Calories from Fat 61
    Total Fat 6.7 g
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    Cholesterol 0.6 mg
    Sodium 224.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 2.3 g
    Protein 2.8 g

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