Sugar Dish Me

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Biscuits for Dummies

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Biscuits are complicated.

There are entire restaurant chains devoted to fried chicken and making biscuits- Bojangles, Popeye’s, and Church’s Chicken, to name a few. I’m not usually a fried chicken and biscuits girl. I’d rather save my junky food calories for ice creamy milkshakes and cookies bursting at the seams with chocolate chips.

But there are some days that a fried slice of spicy chicken breast on a warm buttery biscuit screams at me from the Bojangles drive thru window- “Heather! You NEED a Cajun Filet Biscuit!!!” Saturday on the way to soccer was just such an occassion.

We thought we were ahead of schedule. Our game wasn’t until 12, and at 9 am I was still stumbling around here in a pair of shorts clutching my coffee cup like life support. The plan was to straight up mosey until about 10:45, and then kick it into gear and head towards the field thirty or forty minutes after that. I had an early morning date planned with a bottle of sparkly red toenail polish and several more coffee refills.

The phone rang, and after watching Chad’s super short end of the conversation (lots of head nodding and “uh-huh, that’s fine”), he relayed the message that it was Evan’s coach calling, asking us to be at the field an hour early to watch another game.

So long red toenails. And breakfast.

We scrambled around the house trying to get ready to go- two hours on a hot field means the cooler is a necessity. It needed a little scrub action, and fortunately Chad and Andrew took care of that while I rambled through my closet for a t-shirt and blue jeans (I should have opted for the standard Heather-issue tank top cause I’ve been rocking a serious farmer’s tan all week). We decided that a run to the dreaded Wal-Mart was going to be a necessity since our cooler was out of drinks and ice, and we really needed to invest in a couple of those portable sport-parent chairs.

I don’t know about you, but Wal-Mart on a Saturday is not someplace I ever want to be. It’s like punishment. So I’ll just skip straight to the part where we left Wal-Mart thirty dollars lighter, and with just twenty minutes to spare and several miles left to go, Bojangles started screaming my name.

We gave in and bought the biscuits. They were amazing.

Chad’s grandma makes THE BEST biscuits evuuuuur. I have tried to duplicate her made-with-love process and have reached a decision: with 30 more years of practice, hers will still be better than mine.

So I am going to share with you my favorite new secret:

Bangin biscuits. Four ingredients. I can’t compete with Chad’s grandma, but this recipe beat out Bojangles hands down.

Preheat the oven to 450. Cut 1/2 cup sour cream into 2 cups of Bisquick. Slowly incorporate 1/2 cup of Sprite into the flour and sour cream mixture.

Turn the dough out onto a surface liberally dusted with more Bisquick. Then dust your hands thoroughly before patting out the dough. This dough is a soft sticky mess. Just deal with it because it is soooo worth it. Melt 1/2 a stick of butter in an 8X8 baking dish. I use a glass to cut out my biscuit dough and a knife to help lift it into the waiting buttery pan.

Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Now THAT’S a biscuit.

Surprisingly Simple Biscuits


2 cups Bisquick (I used the Heart-Smart variety)

1/2 cup sour cream (I used light sour cream)

1/2 cup Sprite, 7-Up, or Sierra Mist

1/4 cup melted butter

To Make

Preheat the oven to 450. In a large mixing bowl cut the sour cream into the Bisquick. Gently incorporate the Sprite into the flour and sour cream mix. Pour the melted butter into the bottom of an 8X8 baking dish. Turn the dough onto a liberally floured surface and pat out with floured hands. Cut or shape into 9 equal circles and place them in 3 rows on top of the melted butter in the pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Bojangles, eat your heart out.

Recipe courtesy of and modified from Plain Chicken.


Written by Heather @ Sugar Dish Me

March 27, 2012 at 10:58 pm

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  1. Biscuits have never looked more delicious – thanks for a fabulous recipe 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

    Choc Chip Uru

    March 27, 2012 at 11:29 pm

  2. Wow….and yum….I am printing this one out too….they look absolutely heavenly:)

    Hot Rod Cowgirl

    March 28, 2012 at 12:25 am

    • Thanks! I was so proud of myself when they were done! And Chad, my biscuit-bred farm boy, said they tasted almost like his grandma’s! That’s a compliment I will take and run with!

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      March 28, 2012 at 6:34 am

  3. The title of this post spoke to me. I am all about easy cooking!


    March 28, 2012 at 11:52 am

    • Meeee too! Complicated cooking looks pretty in pictures, but most days does not ingratiate itself with real life (not my real life, anyway).

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      March 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm

  4. Those look like the KFC biscuits…someone shoot me lol YUMMMY!!!!! Good work!!!! haha


    March 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    • Thanks! They were super good, if only I could figure out how to navigate my way around the 1/2 a stick of butter…

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      March 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm

      • hmmm maybe you could try soy margarine, or even shortening although he shortening probably isn’t very helpful lol Either way biscuits and butter is heavenly! haha


        March 29, 2012 at 12:52 am

  5. Oh, pass the jam, please! I got a chuckle about your Wal-Mart comment. Haha, so true! Right up there with shopping at Costco on the weekends, except they feed you with samples there!

    The Foodie Affair

    March 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm

  6. Pass the jam, please! Yum. I chuckled at your Wal-Mart comment. Haha, so true, stay away during the weekend unless they give out sample foods like Costco does!

    The Foodie Affair

    March 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

  7. OMG! This recipe is too crazy for me not to try. But for reals, there aint nothing better than a chicken biscuit with strawberry jelly.


    March 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    • It’s a crazy recipe, right? I think that’s what made me go there… I was so glad I did. You know when you go out for breakfast and order biscuits and the only jelly on the table is Mixed Fruit in those little packages? I hate that. Strawberry is the ticket.

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      March 28, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      • Oh I know, what the heck is that? Although if I get a sausage biscuit, it has to have grape jelly. I wonder if there is biscuit jelly ettiquette, like you know gravy ettiquette with certain meats–red eye with ham, pepper country gravy with fried cube steak, etc….


        March 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm

      • Gravy ettiquette 🙂 Phrase of the day.

        Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

        March 28, 2012 at 1:54 pm

  8. these are in the oven right now!


    March 28, 2012 at 7:00 pm

  9. Well now I wanna taste one of these Bojangles biscuits. I love Popeyes biscuits but I’ll have to find a way to copy them and make them at home. I’ll start with this recipe in a few weeks! Your sandwich looks delish Heather!

    Simply Tia

    March 29, 2012 at 7:22 am

    • Thanks! Bojangles is a southern thing: ask your PIC. He will know, I’m sure. The original recipe for these said they taste like Popeye’s biscuits, so try it! We don’t have a Popeye’s locally for me to compare it to, but with only 4 ingredients and total biscuit disfunction on my part, I had to try! I was totally pleased with the results. And so was my biscuit-bred sweetheart, which was the best indicator for me!

      Heather @ SugarDish(Me)

      March 29, 2012 at 7:31 am

      • Wow then I’m gonna have to really give these a go. Thanks Heather and I will ask hubby about Bojangles when he comes home. And next time we go down south – I’m definitely going there.

        Simply Tia

        March 29, 2012 at 10:12 am

  10. Reblogged this on Real Life Farm Wife and commented:
    Sharing this with you all because these biscuits sound better than anything I’ve made all week.

    (I’m suffering from a serious lack of motivation.)

    Real Life Farm Wife

    March 29, 2012 at 8:04 pm

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