February 22, 2013

7-up Biscuits

Well, I used Sprite but it was on sale and on hand it’s close enough.  About, this isn’t about engineering a Pinterest fail.  There are tons of sites doing that, though I do want to talk about ingredient substitution for a minute.

 

When spending time in the kitchen, you begin to learn when you can seamlessly substitute something with no change in quality and when you cannot.  If you are a cooking novice, while you can substitute your brand of choice don’t substitute other ingredients unless you are very sure (water for chicken broth or Greek yogurt for sour cream).  The reason why so many of this Pinterest fail site projects, well, fail is because the blooger did not follow the posted ingredients or instructions.  Follow things as written the first time through and then start making changes.

So, after all that, my first batch of these 7-up biscuits were made with changes.  I reduced the butter by 1/2 and used a different sized pan.  I also swapped Greek yogurt for sour cream (which I always do as a matter of face now). The biscuits were just okay.  IN fact, the following morning I threw out three and I never throw out biscuits.  People eat them.  So, while palatable, no one loved these biscuits.  I decided to heed my own advice and follow the recipe as written with the only substitution being the yogurt for the sour cream.

Can I tell you how lovely these biscuits looked while baking?  The butter bubbled up around them and then I pretty much knew they were guaranteed to be better than yesterday’s batch.

They were!  The results were much better than the day before.  They were buttery and loft and an easy alternative to the refrigerated biscuits I usually buy.

7-up Biscuits (adapted from Plain Chicken)

Ingredients

  • 1/4c butter
  • 2c bisquick
  • 1/2c lemon lime pop
  • 1/2c fat free greek yogurt

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees and melt your butter into a 8 inch or 9 inch cake pan

Combine the other three ingredients and mix.  Dough will be soft and sticky.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and work a little more flour/bisquick into the dough until it becomes less sticky and rollable.

Flour a rolling pin. Roll out the dough and use a biscuit cutter, glass, measuring cup or any available round item to cut the biscuits into circles

Place into the pan in the melted butter and bake for 10-12 minutes.

An 8 or 9 inch pan will hold 9 biscuits.  I found that I probably could have made another 4 to 6.  These little guys only have 3 Weight Watches Points!

 

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