Thursday, January 19, 2012

{Recipes} Angel biscuits and pancakes

I love church cookbooks.  Oh wait…I’ve said that before.  So I guess it’s no surprise that these two family favorite recipes are both from church cookbooks. 

While I try to lean towards healthier whole grains for our family,  I have to admit that both of these recipes taste better with white flour!


I have tried 100% whole wheat for both.  Hated it.  And hate is a strong word so that’s how much I disliked it. 

I’ve also used a 50/50 mixture for both and that’s ok.  Not the best but ok.

I still love them with 100% white flour.  But it’s not so bad… I’m using unbleached white flour so that’s a little better.  Right?  {smile}

And now for the good stuff!

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Angel Biscuits

  • 1 pkg dry yeast, dissolved in 1/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 5 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 4 TBSP sugar
  • 1/2 tsp.  salt
  • 2/3 c. oil
  • 2 c. buttermilk ( I was out of butter milk so used milk with a smidge of vinegar to sour it.)

Sift dry ingredients together and add milk, oil, and yeast mixture.  Mix well.  Turn out on a floured board and knead a few minutes.  Roll out and cut into circles.  Place into a lightly greased pan.  Bake 12 to 20 minutes at 400 degrees.  (I like to brush ours with a little butter when they come out of the oven.)  Recipe says that the mixture can be stored in an airtight container for about 1 week in the refrigerator.  We just bake all of ours at one time.  This recipe makes a lot of biscuits.

It is odd for a biscuit recipe to have yeast.  I like it because I’ve not quite mastered biscuits without using the yeast to help me out.  These are incredibly yummy biscuits.


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  • 2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 c. milk (I add a bit more – probably a couple of teaspoons)
  • 1/4 c. oil

Mix all of dry ingredients together.  Then mix in wet ingredients.  Beat until blended and pour onto hot griddle.  Flip when bubbles pop.  Enjoy with favorite toppings!

Years ago, we gave up using Bisquick for pancakes.  For quite some time, I searched for a pancake recipe that we enjoyed as much as Bisquick pancakes.  And for quite some time we were disappointed with the findings - until we found this recipe.  It is really good and makes thick pancakes.  I always thin our batter out by adding a bit more milk. 

Both of these recipes are found in the First Baptist Church of Zwolle, Louisiana cookbook.  Actually, they are from the one that I showed here with the broken binding.  It is a wonderful cookbook!




  1. My peanut butter cookie recipe comes from that cookbook too!!!

  2. I love that pancake recipe! It's the same one I've been using for a long time except I add a tsp of vanilla. They are the best pancakes. I double it or quadruple sometimes so that I can freeze them! This recipe also works great with buttermilk if you have it on hand!

  3. YUM! Vanilla - I didn't think about that. Definitely have to try that! Thanks, Kelli. :)

  4. I use that recipe too. That is seriously the best cookbook ever.


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