Sunday, March 29, 2009

Better Biscuits

I really love a hot biscuit with dinner, but I don’t love the time it takes to make them from scratch, or how unhealthy they can be.

Fortunately, I discovered Bisquick heart smart baking mix.

All you need is the mix and milk, a few minutes in the oven, and presto- hot biscuits. Of course I can’t leave anything alone and just follow the package directions, so I have a few favorite things to add to the mix to give the biscuits a little extra yum factor.

For 4 big garlic cheese biscuits

Preheat the oven to 375 (you can fudge a little on this. If you need it at 350 or 400 to cook something else, that’s fine, just adjust the baking time).

In a bowl combine ¾ cup baking mix, a large handful shredded light cheddar cheese, a dash of season salt, a dash of garlic powder or fresh minced garlic, and a few dashes of dried parsley, or a handful of chopped fresh. Stir in ¼ to ½ cup milk (I use 1%) starting with ¼ cup and adding until the mixture forms a goopy dough. Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and spray with Pam (I like the organic olive oil Pam).

Drop dough by the heaping tablespoonful – use an actual serving spoon, not a measuring spoon - about four biscuits. Spray tops of biscuits with a little extra Pam. Bake for 8 -10 minutes.

Don't they look yummy?

Variations – You can change pretty much any of this to suit your personal tastes. I think shredded mozzarella, basil, and garlic would also be good. The plain batter is mild enough that you could also make these more like scones. Golden raisins, a little brown sugar and a milk and powder sugar glaze would probably be yummy!



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