Homemade Angel Biscuits

Homemade Angel Biscuits, also known as “angel fluff biscuits,” are a delightful Southern classic, celebrated for their “heavenly, light, and flaky” texture and “buttery flavor.” This guide simplifies the process of making these divine biscuits at home.


  • Active dry yeast: 2 1/4 teaspoons
  • Warm water: 1/4 cup
  • All-purpose flour: 2 1/2 cups
  • Granulated sugar: 2 tablespoons
  • Baking soda: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Baking powder: 2 teaspoons
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cold unsalted butter: 1/2 cup
  • Buttermilk: 1 cup


  1. Activate Yeast: Mix yeast with warm water and let it sit until frothy (5-10 minutes).
  2. Dry Ingredients: Whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Butter: Cut in cold butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Dough Formation: Combine yeast mixture and buttermilk with dry ingredients to form a soft dough.
  5. Shaping Biscuits: Knead gently, roll to 1/2-inch thickness, and cut into desired shapes.

These steps ensure you achieve the “ethereal texture and buttery flavor” that make Angel Biscuits a heavenly addition to your table. Enjoy the process of creating these light and flaky biscuits in your own kitchen.