When my husband and I were dating and started doing holidays together there was a little bit of conflict…not over logistics, over something much more important…bread. My husband believed his family’s zwieback rolls were the best rolls, while I just knew my family’s Angel Biscuit recipe was superior. Now 11 years into marriage my husband is a loyal Angel biscuit convert, although it might just be for the good of his marriage.
Does your family have any tradition dishes? The older I get the more appreciate things passed down, things that have a history and a story. I think the idea that a recipe I make or something we celebrate could become woven into the tapestry of our family and be continued for generations is fascinating. I love how traditions and recipes can make us feel connected to loved ones even when we are separated. My Grandma Bessie was the first person in our family to start making Angel biscuits. The story is that she found the recipe in a newspaper while on vacation in Hawaii, after her kids were mostly grown. At some point Angel biscuits became my Mom’s responsibility to bring to Thanksgiving, and I can’t remember a Thanksgiving without them. I have memories of watching both my Mom and my Grandma making them. Now you can get fancy and cut them out with a biscuit cutter, but my Mom and Grandma never did, and I sorta love all the mismatched sizes and shapes.
Here is the recipe for our favorite light and fluffy Angel Biscuits. If you give them a try I hope you love them as much as we do!
These biscuits are really yummy served warm with butter and a little honey. If you are feeling extra fancy whip up some of this cinnamon honey butter to go with them, I don’t think you will be disappointed!