By Kay Demonbren on July 08, 2004
Photo by Dine & Dish
Photo by Dine & Dish
"I like these because they are so quick and easy. Even though you use Bisquick, they don't come out tasting like Bisquick or like baking powder. I always have to double the batch to make sure I get some!"
Serving Size: 1 (469 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"These are AWESOME biscuits! I can't believe biscuits this good can be made from Bisquick! It's so fast and easy. I didn't have any buttermilk, so I used the trick of adding a little vinegar to regular milk to make my own. My biscuits turned out so light and fluffy. Thank you so much Kay for sharing your recipe. Believe me, I will be making these again and again!"
"The bisquick is as close as you will get to the "dry mix" used for those biscuits. Made from shortening and self rising flour we made up "pounds" of it at a time and used it all on morning shifts. But no sugar was ever put in the original. Sr flour, shortening and buttermilk then real butter brushed on top. I've made millions!! And handle them e-a-s-y!! Happy baking!"
"I am so anti-Bisquick...yet I've been seeing all these recipes using it that have me "curious" so I got a small box. I always make biscuits from scratch BUT I was so tired that I wanted a little shortcut. Fiance took a bite and hadn't even finished swallowing when he said "OH MY GOD, these are good!"...so I guess I'm not so anti-Bisquick after all. Thanks!"
"I can't tell you how pleased I am with this recipe! The last time I tried to make homemade buttermilk biscuits I slaved for ages and ended up with flat hockey pucks...so disappointing. So I was a bit leary to try this but really don't much care for the canned biscuits either, so I was determined. Well, it's been so many years since I had Cracker Barrel's that I don't remember how they taste, so I can't rate on that basis, but these were EASY, FAST, and YUMMY! I rolled too thin too and got more like 16 biscuits, but that was fine. Thought I'd have enough for a couple of meals, but between my husband, 3 year old son, 1 year old daughter, and me...they were all gone the night I made them. I will totally keep this recipe and make it again and again, thank you!"
"These biscuits were wonderful! They do taste almost identical to Cracker Barrel's recipe! It was a very easy dough to work. I love using Bisquick because it's ready to use."
"These biscuits maybe good but they are definitly NOT Cracker Barrel's recipe. I have a friend who works at one of their stores and makes biscuits there every day and this is NOT their recipe. They start with self rising floor, no bisquick is ever involved in then at all."
"These were delicious! Have to say the first time I tried them with a mix other than Bixquick and it did not work. With the Bisquick they were perfect. Quick and easy."
"One thing for sure Cracker Barrel does not use Bisquick. The thing that they use that makes them light and fluffy is lard."
"My husband and I have been married 3 years and this recipie is the first biscuit recipie he actually requested i make again. These are delicious and very simple!"
"I made these for breakfast this morning and they are wonderful! You really can't tell they were made with Bisquick (although I personally do not have a problem with the way Bisquick tastes). I used powdered buttermilk and accidentally put 2 tablespoons of butter but they still came out great! Thanks for posting."
"Made these for sausage gravy and oh boy, they are soooo good!!! Not a hint of bisquick taste, just a yummy, flakey biscuit with a hint of sweetness."
"These are awesome! I made "recipe #16813" as I try not to buy things I can make myself. There is one left from dinner and I intend to get it!! Thank you Kay for sharing this great little recipe!"
"So easy to throw together and better than anything out of a can! thanks for sharing!"
"I've never made biscuits, bread, or anything from dough before, but these turned out excellent. They do taste like Cracker Barrel. I didn't have buttermilk, so I put some vinegar into the milk, stirred, and let it sit for 10 minutes. I'm using the left-overs to make cracker barrel meatloaf, which calls for their biscuits to be grated instead of crackers. Top notch biscuits."
"I've never been to Cracker Barrel but these are very good biscuits! I always appreciate a Bisquick recipe, since their rising is so reliable. I got 6 fairly large biscuits. Thanks Kay, for posting. Roxygirl"
"This was a fantastic recipe. My husband should own stock in Cracker Barrel he loves the biscuits so much. When he tasted this recipe he said we were definatly in trouble. It looks like I will be making them 7 days a week for a while. Thanks"
"Very good biscuits. The dough is very tender. Nice flavor from the buttermilk."
"These are excellent tender biscuits. I can't believe the buttermilk made such a difference! This is my new favorite and easy biscuit recipe!"
"I can't believe I am the first to make and review this recipe. These biscuits are soooooooo good! Perfect in every way! The rise high, the are soft and tender and the flavor is amazing. They don't have a Bisquick flavor at all and they do taste like Cracker Barrell's yummy biscuits! I topped mine with apple jelly and another one with honey. Delicious!"
"These are as close as I think you can get to CB biscuits at home. I was skeptical of using Bisquick, so I made my own from a recipe I found on this website. Also, rather than buying buttermilk just for this recipe, I make my own my combining the milk (just shy of 2/3 cup) with about 2/3 Tbsp. of lemon juice and let sit for 5 minutes. These are so fabulous! I had been a homemade biscuit failure until I discovered this recipe!"