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Quick Mix Biscuits

Submitted by: suzanne-mcminn on July 3, 2010
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Quick Mix Biscuits

As you use Quick Mix, adjust the quantities of the add-ins to suit yourself. Mix and match any and all of the ideas below and come up with new ones! The world is your biscuit!

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Difficulty: Easy


Per 1 cup of Quick Mix used, add–
1/4 cup shortening, butter, or lard
1/3 cup milk or buttermilk


Using a pastry cutter, cut in the shortening before adding the milk, until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (Just as you would when preparing pie crust–using a pastry cutter for biscuits is one of my secrets to perfect biscuits!) Add the milk and knead your biscuit dough. (Another secret to great biscuits–knead the dough lightly, a few times, adding a pinch of flour if needed to keep dough from sticking to your hands.) Roll out on a floured surface and cut into shapes–circles or triangles are my favorites). Bake at 450-degrees for 10-12 minutes. (Depending on the size of your biscuit cutter, this makes approximately 4-6 biscuits per recipe using 1 cup of mix–double, triple, as needed. I usually make a triple recipe to feed my hungry horde.)

You can use either milk or buttermilk, and either shortening or butter (or even lard, yes, I said LARD, there’s a reason our grandmas made great biscuits). And that is just the beginning! Oh, the creations you can bake with this one recipe!

Based on the 1-cup mix recipe, bake garlic-cheese biscuits (add 3/4 cup grated cheese of your choice and one pressed garlic clove, or even two, or use a teaspoon of garlic powder).

Garden biscuits (add 3/4 cup finely chopped veggies of your choice).

Herb biscuits (add 1/4 cup fresh herbs or a tablespoon dried herbs).

Hot or mild pepper biscuits (add 3/4 cup chopped jalapenos or other peppers).

Bacon or sausage biscuits (add 3/4 cup cooked, crumbled bacon or sausage–make bacon or sausage cheese biscuits! cut the bacon/sausage to 1/2 cup and add 1/2 cup cheese).

Sweet biscuits (add three tablespoons of sugar and 3/4 cup fruit or berries).

Categories: Biscuits, Breads, Ingredients & Mixes

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  1. 9-16

    I made this toady. I put in fresh blueberries. They turned out so nice. 15 min. was just enough time for me. They were golden brown on top and you can see the blueberries on the sides. This was also the first time for making the Quick Mix. I am going to have alot of fun with that. So many opitions to use it for. It took no time at all….

    Thank you:)

  2. 10-18

    Wonderful recipe! I woke up early and wanted some biscuits for breakfast. So I whipped up the Quick Mix and made some (plain) biscuits. They were easy and wonderful. Then for supper I made the Garlic & Cheese biscuits. My son thought I went to a restaurant and pick up the biscuits, he couldn’t get enough!! These biscuits will be our families new favorite. Thank you for this wonderful and easy recipe!

  3. 10-18

    I made biscuits & gravy for my brothers this weekend…they could not believe they weren’t Pillsbury!! They were so light and fluffy!

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