4 Ingredients to Hot Biscuits This Morning

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A hot pan of biscuits in the morning always reminds me of my grandmother. She could be found in the pre-dawn hours gently patting and shaping a pan of perfection, and soon the delicious scent of hot biscuits in the oven would awaken her sleepy-eyed brood. Me-Ma, as we called her, would always tell me to take care not to over-handle the biscuits: “If you love them a little they will love you back.”

When I saw RoseMarie Malin’s Duck Dynasty Cast Iron Biscuits over at Rosemarie’s Kitchen, I knew I had to give them a try.  While they weren’t my grandmother’s recipe, 4 ingredients seemed like something I could attempt in the early hours of a day.  AND, it could help me use up a few Thanksgiving stragglers.

BisQuick? Hmm, somewhere in the pantry I bet it’s there. Check. Sour Cream? Nope, but I have creme fraiche….a little highbrow for Duck Dynasty biscuits, but Check. Sprite? Nope, but I have leftover sparkling apple cider that is losing its sparkle: Check. Butter? Yep, Check.  Seriously, that was all the ingredients. And 15 minutes later we had some of the softest, tenderest and flakiest biscuits that you can imagine.

I remembered my grandmother’s advice, and tried not to rush the process. I also restrained myself from rough-housing the dough like a bouncer, but gently shaped it like I was handling glass. I did use a biscuit cutter like the recipe instructed, but it isn’t necessary. You can easily shape each one to about a 1/2 depth and 2 1/2 to 3″ in diameter.

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Ready to give them a try? Here’s my recap of Rosemarie’s recipe. Soon you’ll be on your way to this delicious, old-fashioned treat in the morning.

Hot Cast Iron Biscuits

INGREDIENTS

1/2 stick butter (or margarine)
2 C baking mix
1/2 C sour cream (or yogurt, or creme fraiche)
1/2 C Sprite (or 7-Up, or other sparkling light soda)

METHOD

  1. Melt butter in a large cast iron skillet on the stove top.
  2. Mix together baking mix, sour cream and soda just until blended. It will be moist but loose.
  3. Dump mixture onto a SilPat mat or other clean work surface. Gently shape into a disk about 1/2 in depth.
  4. With a 2 1/2″ – 3″ biscuit cutter or your hands, cut out or shape your biscuits, reforming the dough as needed.
  5. Dip both sides of the biscuits in the melted butter and place back into the skillet.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes.

Enjoy these with preserves, or syrup or gravy – anything your heart desires. Or just piping hot, right out of the oven.

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