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Semi-Homemade Drop Biscuits

on December 4, 2014

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Growing up in my house it was always a big deal when my parents took my sister and me out to eat. When Melissa was a young girl she and I would have dinner and a  movie every Friday night. Our first stop was to a seafood restaurant where we would have dinner before going to a movie.

Anyway years later this particular restaurant came out with Cheddar Bay Biscuits they served you before your meal. I don’t know about you but I loved those biscuits. Over the years I’ve tried to recreate them, and they were good but not near as good as the real thing. If you know me, you know I love to cook and bake too, Although when I’m cooking a certain dish which requires a lot of time, I don’t mind saying, I do take shortcuts on certain things. I mean we are all busy, and if I had the time to make everything from scratch I would.

When it comes to my cake making, sure, I could get all the ingredients together, and measure everything out, and I have. Remember when I made that 3 tier wedding cake for friends of mine. That was a whole day of work to put that beautiful cake together. The chocolate buttercream frosting was from scratch and so was the cake batter. I loved doing because I knew I had the time.

Today, I don’t feel bad or guilty when I take help from the store with certain items, especially cake mixes, and pancake mix. I just add ingredients to them to make them my own. Cookies though. I do like to make from scratch. I’ll be posting some of my favorite cookie recipes soon.

Wow, how did I get so far off topic!  Biscuits are one of my favorite things to have with a meal. You can pretty much add whatever you want to them. Drop style biscuits are my favorite, no kneading involved. Anyway, the grocery store now carries the restaurant’s brand box mix for these wonderful biscuits.

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I follow the baking instructions on the box but, I do make a few changes.

To the actual dry mix, I add 1 tablespoon of ricotta cheese, and 1/2 a cup of shredded white cheddar cheese, and a little less than 3/4 cup of water to the mix. Do not over mix. Bake at 425 degrees for 14-16 minutes and then brush that delicious buttery mixture over the top of each one. By making these changes, I’ve kind of made them Semi-Homemade Drop Biscuits.

I don’t use their seasoning pack, included in the box, I just use the dry mix, which yields 10 biscuits. I make my own seasoning for the top of the biscuits. I use 1 stick of unsalted melted butter. To that, I add 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of dried parsley. I brush this mixture on the top of the biscuits right when they come out of the oven. 

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Semi-Homemade Drop Biscuits



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