Monday, September 10, 2018

Breakfast Biscuits for Baking Bloggers

It's time for the monthly Baking Bloggers Challenge.  OK so it's more of a theme but still...
Sue of Palatable Pastime is our hostess and every month we get a challenge or theme.
This month we're tasked with making either Biscuits or Scones.
And I was torn.  I love both of them.   I grew up in a place that has a strong British influence and met many varieties of scones over the years.   I made some really lovely scones a couple of months ago for an Improv Cooking Challenge and was tempted to make some more but I've really been craving biscuits lately as well.
I admit it, I kinda copied a recipe but made it my own cause I used some of my Master Mix to make these biscuits. 
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And can I say WOW!!!!  I didn't expect them to be this good, quite frankly.
I wanted a biscuit that could be made quickly, eaten on the run, and not only taste good but have enough good stuff inside so that it was more of a 'stick to the ribs' kinda biscuit.

Now I do live in the south and biscuits are pretty common around here.   We've been known to cheat and buy ours at places like Popeye's, and other fast food places sometimes, because the biscuits are that good.

But, we also make our own and it's one of those things, that every family has their own favorite recipe and no one makes theirs as good as their Memaw's or their Granny's or Dad's.  

When I was still cooking for the Senior Center a few years ago now, I used to make these biscuits, called 7 UP Biscuits using Bisquick.  And when I made them, they disappeared, fast.   They were actually requested, a lot.

But as I said before, I wanted to make something a little more substantial, and this is what I came up with.
I forgot to melt some butter for the tops, so I just spread a little softened butter on top.
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 And it didn't hurt a bit.  They do spread out a bit though.
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 Just out of the oven, the steam was rising when i split one open.
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If you add an egg in the middle...
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And top it with more cheese, it's kinda like the place with the big capital letter on it.
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 But it tastes 1000% better.   
Breakfast Biscuits for #BakingBloggers
The rest of the biscuits are wrapped and in the freezer for a quick breakfast/lunch/snack.

I'm thinking one or maybe even two of these would satisfy most teen's appetites as well. 

Yield: 2-4 Servings

Breakfast Biscuits

prep time: 10 minscook time: 15 minstotal time: 25 mins
Bake them ahead of time and freeze for a grab and go breakfast. Or just serve them hot with a an egg on the side if you like.


2 cups Master Mix
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup + Sour Cream
1/4 cup clear soda 
2 tablespoons + 1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup small cubed ham
1/2 cup small cubed Monterey Jack Cheese
1 teaspoon chopped chives - optional but good


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Melt butter.  Grease a pan and pour 2 tablespoons melted butter into a pan with sides, tilt to cover the entire pan with butter.  
Whisk the soda and sour cream together.  Add the ham and cheese to the dry ingredients and then add the wet. Mix together lightly, until it is just combined.  Turn out onto a floured surface and pat into a rough rectangle. Cut into squares and place the biscuits into the pan, and brush the tops with the remaining butter.  Bake for 15-20  minutes or so or until the tops are browned and biscuits are done. They should split in half easily when done.  Eat right away as is or add an egg and some cheese to the middle.   You can also bake these in advance, stick them in the freezer and just zap them, and eat as a quick grab and go breakfast on the way to work or school. 

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Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. That butter trick worked out great! These look delicious.

  2. I love the soda in here- checking out your "master mix" now!

    1. I love my master mix, and best of all I know what's in it. The soda and sour cream are an interesting combo in the biscuits, but work, very well.

  3. Ummm HELLO! It's like these biscuits were made just for me!!! They sound amazing!

  4. Most baking recipes use cup measurement to state the amount of dry ingredients needed. Do not mistaken this cup measurement as the normal sized cup you used for coffee.baked comfort foods


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