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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 to my sister and me out to eat. It was one of those popular family seafood restaurants. When Melissa was a young girl her and I would have dinner and a  movie every Friday night, Our first stop was to this seafood restaurant where we would have dinner before the movie. Anyway years later they came out with cheddar biscuits before your meal. I don’t know about you but I love these 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, bake too, Although when I’m cooking a certain dish which requires some work, I don’t mind saying that I do take short cuts 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 recently got married. That was a whole day of work to put that beautiful cake together. The chocolate butter cream frosting was from scratch and so was the cake batter. I loved doing it, it was so fun. Now, I have to say, I don’t feel too badly when I take help from the store on 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 to these wonderful biscuits.

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I follow the baking instructions on the box but I do make some changes. I do not use their seasoning pack that came in the box, I just use the batter mix, which yields 10 biscuits.  I make my own, using 1 stick of unsalted butter that’s been melted. To that I add 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, and 1-1/2 tablespoons of dried parsley. This I brush on the top of the biscuits when they come out of the oven. To the actual dry mix I add 1 tablespoon of ricotta cheese, and 1/2 a cup of  grated Fontina 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. I feel by doing these few extra things to the box mix, it’s kind of semi-homemade.

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