It started simply enough. I was at Walgreens making a pitstop supplyshop out of laziness-not wanting to walk 2 more blocks to Rouses-fingers crossed. You never know. WELL everything i needed was there AND on sale…except pancake mix.I picked up a box of bisquick that WAS there & while i was reading the directions[never made pancakes from scratch or whatever Bisquick qualifies as] a store clerk came up to me.
“Ever had 7-up Biscuits?” she asked, eyes shining. “They’re soo simple!Best biscuits i’ve ever had! You gotta try them!”
She gave me the very simple recipe.Now…There was no way for her to know that my needing biscuits would’ve made me still have to go to Rouses. There was 99% no way for her to know i catered a bfast 2days a wk. But those shining eyes got me and i decided to follow it. The sour cream was even on sale, along with 80% of the things on my grocery list, with a streetcar stop right across the street on an already rainy morning.
I got home & sat down to proof the recipe, which on this end means i crosschecked what she said to do w/online versions. My eyebrows raised. EVERY SINGLE ONE was 4 & 5 stars, followed by things like”Just like KFC” “you won’t go back!” “Best biscuits ever!”
Had other things to test out- I have a french brass band getting a separate catered brunch for the next 2 days & some stuff i do ahead of time[plus the HUR thang],so i got down to it around 430pm….
And proceeded to make the best biscuits i have ever made in my life[granted i’ve only done it about 5 times in said life, but daaaaaaamn!] and Possibly…I kid you NOT…
Possibly the best buttery biscuits i have ever HAD… in a lifetime of throwin DOWN on biscuits. The test run was so good that I…i pulled Frittata OUT the oven to have room to put in a second batch lol.
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup 7-up [ iiii saiiiiiid 7-UP-iont even Drink soda, but daaamn!]
1/4 cup melted butter
[& yall KNOW its deep if i’m writing yall out a recipe up in’ere]
THAT IS IT.
You pour the melted butter into a deep dish pan[ did i stutter? i know i did when i first read that directive] and set it to the side.
You cut the sour cream into the bisquick, pour the 7-up [yup] on top of that[felt like chemistry class watching it froth], & mix up a kind of sticky dough, turn it over on a floured surface, pat it flat- you dont even need to knead it or roll it- & cut your biscuits out and arrange them IN- i-iiii said IN the fricking melted butter.
…then you bake them for 12-15 minutes.
People were Losing their frickin MINDS as the aroma of these boys filled the house lol. Some guy actually angrily stormed in and Huffed accusingly
“Smells like PIE- who’s making PIE!?”
I told him it was biscuits and he calmed dowm lmao. It must’ve been the sweetness from the 7-up cooking off. They came out…
and i was so far gone that i can be seen on the camera carrying the pan out to the cooking dudes here to be seen like it was a newborn baby lol. The taste-testers were a cacophony of surprised, tongue sucking grunts of approval & How the-“You did that with what’s?!”
Full-on Southern-style, hardcore, fluffy, smack yo momma biscuits.
I did a batch with butter & one with margarine- the margarine batch is 4stars the butter ones a 6. Out of five stars.
How that clerk knew? God only knows.But next time i see that woman, i may kiss her.
Or bring her a biscuit lol.
Maybe i’ll take shots of folks enjoying them 😀
p.s., Last week i tested out sausage made from scratch too. It’s a work in progress.they were good.folks who had both liked the from scratch ones best,but my recipe doesn’t feel spot-on yet. Any suggestions recipe-wise are welcome.
Why am i trying all this stuff from scratch lately?
Cheaper & Cleaner.
No preservatives,cleaner, better taste, tweakable at will. Gotta tell ya, when i started trying it, the taste difference was insane.& the time quotient is bananas.it takes NO time to splice homemade sausage. The baguettes? another bag, but worth it. Salsa and guacamole? Can’t go back.
Some things tho~