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 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 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."
"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!"
"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!"
"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."
"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."
"Two stars for convience. This is not a recipe I would use unless pressed for time. Could use maybe a half tsp. of salt for taste (which was flat) and split the buttermilk with whole milk to lessen the buttermilk aftertaste."
"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."
"Amazing! Followed recipe exactly. I hate to say it, but I find these better than Cracker Barrel's. (and I love that place!)"
"These were so delicious and simple. I want to point out that I changed a couple things around to guarantee me a soft biscuit. 1) I sifted the flour. 2) I cut the kneading down to 10x rather than the suggested 20x. Also I agree with another reviewer don't skimp on the butter, be generous. I know butter is scary, but it really gives the biscuits such a nice flavor. Obviously these aren't something you should eat everyday haha, but they are good for a Sunday morning!"
"These taste almost exactly like Cracker Barrel biscuits. I loved these. The only change I would make would be to try and skip the kneading, so the biscuits would be fluffier. I used regular buttermilk. Oh, and my biscuit bottoms cooled way quicker than the tops, so put them on the top rack."
"One thing for sure Cracker Barrel does not use Bisquick. The thing that they use that makes them light and fluffy is lard."
"WOW! These are truly the best biscuits I've ever made! All the other recipes come out like rocks, but these were huge, fluffy, delicious biscuits. You're right when you say that the dough is very forgiving. I live in Puerto Rico, so dough recipes usually come out bad because of the extra flour I have to add due to the humidity, but not this one! I added probably 1/4 cup of extra flour because I dusted the surface with it and sprinkled a bit in the dough while I was kneading it, yet they still came out delicious! Plus, I didn't have buttermilk (it's nearly impossible to find in PR), so I had to use the vinegar and milk trick. I can imagine how delicious these are with real buttermilk. Thank you soooooo much for sharing! I don't think I've ever been so excited about biscuits before :0)
*Update: I reheated the biscuits from last night and they were still just as awesome. They didn't have that nasty reheated flavor that many bread products have when you microwave them. I made bacon, egg & cheese biscuits this morning. Mmmmm!"
"Fantastic-light and fluffy biscuits...not heavy like you would think, I would never think that a Bisquick recipe would be so impressive!"
"Oh, my word these are good! made them for breakfast and my husband took one bite and said "delicious, best biscuits you ever made! Thanks for sharing!"
"Wow! I have been looking for a great biscuit recipe for years. This one is soooo good. I know it's made with bisquick, but I keep it on hand, so it's not a problem. Thank you so much!"
"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!"