Monday, November 21, 2011

Comfort Food - Biscuits

Sometimes we all need something to comfort us on gloomy days.
The gloom may be in the form of chilly or rainy weather.
It may be a case of sniffles that you just cannot shake.
It may be missing family and friends as holidays grow near.
It may be the ache in your heart when a friend loses her battle against cancer.
My comfort food is warm buttered bread, and lately I have needed a lot of it.

The recipe for 7-Up Biscuits has been popping up all over blogs and Pinterest lately.
Having all the ingredients, I decided to give them a try.
Now, some of you may cringe since the ingredients include Bisquick.
Just bear with the rest of us who often rely on quick and easy!
I used the recipe found here.
The ingredients were things already stocked in my pantry or refrigerator.
I was halfway to soothing my soul!

I find baking helps soothe the soul.  The house seems a little warmer.  The air fills with delicious aromas.  The world slows just a little.

As the recipe states, this is a sticky dough. 
On the initial try, it was a really, really sticky dough!
My first attempt resulted in more drop, than cut, biscuits.
They were still hot, yummy and comforting.

On the second attempt, I added a few more spoonfuls of Bisquick to the dough.
Instead of just dusting my pastry mat, I coated it with a substantial layer of the mix.
That allowed me to scrape the dough from the bowl, more easily turn it a couple of times on the mat, then cut the biscuits.

The addition of sour cream makes these very moist, and the 7-Up adds to the fluffiness.
With the butter in the bottom of the baking dish, there is really no need for additional butter.
Although, who can ever resist adding just a bit?



Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Oh comforting in all that yummy goodness. Poor the tea, I'll be right over. ;)

Rettabug said...

How interesting! I have both Bisquick & 7-up here, so I may try them soon.

I'm sorry your soul needed soothing, though. It sounds like you're dealing with many losses lately.
Sending ((Warm-Comforting Hugs)) your way, Hon.

Get out a second cup & I'll join you & Michele for a cuppa comfort.

I hope you have a Blessed Thanksgiving, surrounded by family & friends.


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