Quick Drop Biscuits
There is something amazing about the smell of homemade biscuits on a Saturday morning that just warms my soul. It's not every day that I get to make a batch of these, but when I do, it makes me happy and fulfilled. My late grandfather used to bake his butt off - making all types of breads, cookies, cakes, you name it! Every time I get in the kitchen and work with my hands, I like to think of myself as honoring his legacy. Baking is also a therapeutic action for me. I love being able to build and create something so tasty and beautiful from scratch.
A couple of our friends came in town to stay with us and while they slept in, I thought to myself, let me make them a little breakfast to wake up to. Waffles, pancakes and french toast are a typical thing people would expect, but warm and flaky biscuits is something you would never expect and can't get often!
As I went to take out all of the ingredients to make my usual biscuit recipe I pulled out the eggs, milk, butter... and opened the cabinet to grab flour and... WE HAD NONE! Like not just a cup or 1/2 a cup... we literally had NONE, not one pinch. I couldn't believe it. There are a few ingredients I always, always, ALWAYS have on hand and flour is one of them. I had failed myself! lol So I thought for a second okay I guess I won't be making biscuits after all. But a good cook has to always be innovative, right?! So I went to plan b and used pancake mix!
Whaaaaat! I know you may be thinking but how? How is this possible? Yep, there is a super quick recipe to whip fresh homemade biscuits up, ready to be consumed in just 15 minutes! Just mix 4 simple ingredients together in a bowl, roll the dough out, bake and boom. I was so pleased with myself for how these came out. My friends ate them up, loving the surprise and never even knew flour wasn't used ;)
A couple of tips I have found over time with biscuits is that you can use a wine bottle, or any bottle for that matter to roll the dough out. You want the dough to be about 1/2 an inch thick or a little more, the thicker the better! Make sure you sprinkle a little flour underneath the dough so that it doesn't stick to your countertop. The other tip I have found is that you can use an ordinary glass to cut your biscuits into even portions. I mean who really owns a biscuit cutter anyway!? Once you have cut your biscuits out and have leftover dough, you can reroll the extra and continue cutting until you have used it all up! Make sure you beat the egg before brushing it over the biscuits and bake.
In just 10 minutes you'll be eating these warm delicious with butter and jelly!
QUICK DROP BISCUITS
2 1/2 - 3 cups pancake mix (I used about 3)
1/3 cup of water
1/4 cup melted butter
2 eggs (1 for the mix and the other for egg wash for the biscuits)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl with a spoon until the dough becomes shaggy like the picture above
Roll the dough out with a rolling pin (if you don't have a rolling pin, a wine bottle works as a great substitute)
Cut the dough out in circles using a cup/glass or biscuit cutter
Place the biscuits on a greased baking sheet or in a cast iron skillet, it's okay if they tough each other
Use the other egg to brush each of the top of the biscuits
Bake for about 8-10 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown