Semi-Homemade Biscuits

Biscuits are a southern staple and can be found on the table at breakfast, lunch or dinner. Biscuits with eggs and gravy for breakfast. Place some ham on a biscuit for lunch and use them to slop up juice from your pot roast for dinner (simple pot roast recipe here). Or you could eat your breakfast for dinner like I did growing up!

NO one makes better gravy than my Papa (mom’s dad). That man can cook…and cook it right with bacon or sausage grease! You know a southerner raised you when a jar with reserved bacon grease sits by the sink waiting to be used. Might sound gross to many….but if you tried my Papa’s gravy on some fluffy biscuits you would start saving some by your sink!

Baking biscuits, or any kind of bread, can be time consuming but these taste as good as homemade and are almost as easy as whipping out a roll from Pillsbury. I say almost because there’s more cleanup…but I don’t care about the mess because these are that good!


Semi-Homemade Biscuits
From Plain Chicken

2 cups of Bisquick
½ cup of 7-up or Sprite
½ cup of sour cream (I use low fat)
¼ cup of melted butter

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and coat an 8×8 (or 9×9) dish with cooking spray.
  • Mix the sour cream and Bisquick together and then add the 7 up. This will be very sticky dough.
  • Sprinkle some extra Bisquick on the counter and with your hands gently pat the dough out to the desired thickness. Using a biscuit cutter or turn a glass cup upside down to cut the biscuits from the dough.
  • Pour the melted butter into the baking dish and place the biscuits inside.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  • This makes 8-9 biscuits.


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  1. Elizabeth commented:
    November 12, 2012 Reply

    Yummy! I totally know what you mean about bacon grease…..I keep some in my freezer 🙂 Doesn’t all Southern cooks? LOL. Off to pin this! Thanks, Amy.

  2. mckay commented:
    November 13, 2012 Reply

    sounds amazing!!!

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