Once again, I found one of my families new favorite foods over at Chickens In The Road. These are angel biscuits and they are a hybrid yeast roll/biscuit. They have all the flakiness that you expect from a biscuit and yet the tenderness of a yeast roll. I made these for biscuit sandwiches, and I though I would share the recipe and what I did with you. This is another make ahead and stash in the freezer breakfast idea for the upcoming busy weeks. I know for us, it is very convenient to have some of these in the freezer at all times because it keeps us from spending money on fast food.
Here is the link to the recipe on Farm Bell Recipes. I really do encourage you to go over and have a look. There are so many great recipes submitted by Suzanne's readers (and herself of course), I find something new to make every time I visit.
1 Tablespoon yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3 cups flour
2 Tablespoons baking powder
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup shortening, butter or lard
3/4 cup milk or buttermilk
Mix the yeast with the water and sugar in a glass measuring cup. Add the flour, baking powder, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda to a mixing bowl. Mix it up to make sure it is well combined then add the shortening and mix until it looks kind of sandy. Add the yeast and milk and stir. Turn out on to a floured counter and knead a couple times. Roll or pat out and place onto a cookie sheet. Bake them at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes.
To make breakfast sandwiches, I take them out of the oven and let them cool completely on a wire rack. When they are cool, I split them in half, add a pre cooked sausage patty (or a slice of ham) and a slice of American cheese and put the top back on. Then I wrap them in plastic wrap followed by tin foil. I pop them into a zip top freezer bag and into the freezer they go. To reheat in the microwave, we take them out of the foil and plastic and wrap in a damp paper towel. Microwave for 30 seconds and check on it, adding time as you need it. To reheat them in the oven, I take them out of the plastic and re-wrap them in tinfoil and place in a 350 degree oven for about 5-10 minutes, checking often.
This is such an invaluable tool to have when you just don't have time to cook breakfast, but you need something fast.