Friday, January 10, 2014

7 Up Biscuits Fail

So I had to try them.  I’ve seen them posted on Facebook several times and no one ever said if they liked them or not.  So I tested the recipe.

4 cups Bisquick
1 cup sour cream
1 cup 7 Up
½ cup butter

Preheat your oven to 425°.

Cut the sour cream into the Bisquick. 

Add in your 7 Up.  The dough will be very soft and wet.  Sprinkle additional Bisquick on table and pat dough out.  Knead and fold dough until coated with your baking mix. Pat dough out and cut biscuits using a round biscuit cutter (I used a mason jar lid).  Mistake number one.  

Melt butter and put in the bottom of 9 X 13 inch. Place biscuits on top of melted butter and bake @ 425° for 12 to 15 minutes or until brown.

The first picture is what it was suppose to look like according to the FB  post.  They look good don’t they?  These are mine.  They are flaky.

They did not rise.  I did cut the recipe in half, but that should not have made any difference exempt in quantity.  I made mine as thick as a mason jar lid assuming they would rise.  There was not information on any of the FB recipes I read on how thick they should be patted out.   So obviously you need to cut them thicker.  But the real test was the taste and I will not make these again.  They were flaky, but I could not call them a biscuit.  The birds will be getting these.  Hope they like them.

I usually give you recipes I like, but I am sharing one today I do not like and would not recommend in case you are wondering too.  You can’t believe everything you read or see is the lesson today. 

To make up for it, I am giving you a simple Irish Soda Bread that you can make for St. Patrick’s Day in March.  I tested it and like it.  It is easy because you don’t have to make biscuits.

Irish Soda Bread

2 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 to 1 ¼  cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet.

In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients and stir together. Add buttermilk and mix with a large spoon (or with your hands, shaping your fingers into a "claw") until the dough comes together. You might need two tablespoons more or less buttermilk depending on the weather. The dough should be moist, but not so sticky it is very hard to handle.

Shape into a round and place on baking sheet. Cut an X into the top with a sharp knife and bake for about 45 minutes, until dark golden. A toothpick will come out clean.
Cool on a wire rack for about 10 minutes before slicing. Bread is best served soon after baking while it is warm enough to melt your butter.  

Learn from experience or other's experience to save money and time.  Have a great day, be happy and may God bless you and yours.  

1 comment:

  1. PS: The birds loved the biscuits. They are completely gone.