Sunday, July 10, 2011

Pancake Mix Can Make Biscuits Too

Today for dinner I wanted Raspberry & Blueberry Shortcake for dessert, not with angel food cake or pound cake but with biscuits. Truly the best way to eat shortcake is with biscuits. Sounds yummy right?! Soooo.... I set about getting everything prepared. 

Raspberries and blueberries sprinkled with sugar and set in the frig to do their thing... Check.

Pulled the Bisquick out the pantry... Check.

But wait a minute, this box feels kinda light. Yup, you guessed it. Not even a full cup of mix in there. So on to plan B... Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix? (I didn't drop everything and run to the store because it's about 20 from my house.)

Looking all over the box, there was not a biscuit recipe anywhere in sight. Google here I come. Reading site after site it appeared that most were not sure if pancake mix could be used for biscuits. Searching and searching finally produced only one recipe original meant as a topper for pot pies. It was taken from an old Aunt Jemima recipe booklet.

Aunt Jemima Biscuit Topper Recipe
2 cups pancake mix
2 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons shortening
2/3 cup milk

1. Mix together Pancake mix and sugar; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
2. Add milk; stirring lightly only until mixture is dampened.
3. Turn out on floured board and knead gently a few seconds; roll out 1/2 inch thick, cut into a large circle to fit top of baking dish.
4. Place on top of meat or chicken pic and bake in a hot oven (425° F.) 20 minutes, or bake as biscuits in a  very hot oven (475° F.) 10 to 12 minutes.

I was skeptical when I began, but it looked ok before I started to roll it out.

I didn't take a picture during the roll-out process. I will tell you that its very sticky, have your flour at the ready. But I did get them into the oven finally.

The finished product... not to shabby. They didn't rise as much as I'd hoped. If I make them again I will roll-out the dough slightly thicker than 1/2 inch.

They were yummy with butter. But that is definitely not why I made them... on to the main attraction.

Presenting Ms. Raspberry & Blueberry Shortcake.


Yes it was yum-o-licious! Till next time.

I'm linking this to:
On the Menu Monday - StoneGable
Just Something I Whipped Up - The Girl Creative
Recipe Swap Sunday - Remodelaholic

7 comments:

  1. Are you resourceful, or what? It never would have occurred to me to make biscuits from pancake mix. Of course the only pancake mix I have on hand is a Cinnamon Graham Cracker mix, but hey, that sounds like it would make a yummy biscuit. If I try it, I'll let you know!

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  2. Hey Patti. I must admit Cinnamon Graham Craker mix sounds like yummy biscuits. I think you should try it and let me know for sure!

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  3. Looks delish! love the ease of the biscuit.

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  4. Now I am starving! This looks like summer to me! YUMMY! I love that you used pancake mix, the taste must be wonderful!
    I usually don't but pancake mix, but I have a bag of mix given to me as a gift. I'll make sure to try your recipe.
    Thanks for participating in ON THE MENU MONDAY! I know so many readers will try your great new twist on biscuits for shortbread.
    Yvonne

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  5. Ok, I tried the recipe and like above, I was skeptical because it wasn't caking. With much hope and praise to God, came out wonderful. I made a chicken-pot pie using the dough recipe with Aunt Jemima pancake mix. I was delicious. I will defiantely recommend this and use it again.

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  6. I just put my pot pie in the oven...will let you know how it turns out. I cut up butter in the mix, then added cold water, mixed,dropped on top of my chicken and veggie mixture. Thanks everyone for the tips.

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  7. The verdict is in!!! It tasted as beautiful as it looked. I let the crust brown, cooking time approx. twenty minutes. Yuuuuuuummmmmmmmmy!!!

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