December 20, 2014

Blue Ribbon Baking from a Redneck Kitchen Review Plus Soda Biscuits

I wanted to get this review posted before Christmas, so if anyone is still looking for a last minute gift for their favorite baker, this book is a great idea.

This book is loaded with some truly decadent recipes as well as the classics we all love like chocolate chip cookies and lemon bars.

The sections are divided up between Pies, Cookies & Bars, Cakes Like Granny Made, Cheesecakes, Sunday Go-To Meeting, Baked Goods to Show Off, Biscuits & Breads and Candy & Truffles.  So basically, everything you could want IS in this book. 

There aren't very many pictures, but the description of every recipe is enough to convince me to make them.

There are so many award winning recipes in the book!

Some of the recipes do call for self-rising flour which is something I never have on hand, but I am willing to buy a bag to try out these recipes.
I have so many recipes flagged to make, Soda Pop Cake, Fudge Cake, Keep-the-Hubby-at-Home Cake, Frosted Chocolate Pound Cake, White Chocolate Banana Cream Pie and Lemon Streusel Muffins . . . just to name a few.

I went with the Soda Biscuits for my recipe review simply because it was Saturday morning and I was hungry.  A warm biscuit sounded perfect.  Francine says she used these biscuits to catch her a husband :)  There are only 4 ingredients and they were a cinch to make.  Plain, they tasted mostly like Bisquick, but when smothered in jam they were good and had a soft and delicate texture.  You must eat them warm, that is when they are best. 

I can't wait to start making some sweet treats out of this fabulous book.  I think you will love it.
Soda Biscuits
2 c. Bisquick, plus more for kneading
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 c. club soda (or 7-up for some sweetness)
4 Tbl. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Add biscuit mix to a large bowl and cut the sour cream into it, using a pastry cutter or a fork.  Stir in the club soda; the dough will be soft.  Turn the dough out onto a floured counter and knead 3 or 4 times, adding additional biscuit mix, if needed.  

Press or pat the dough into a 1/2-inch thick rectangle.  Cut 9 biscuits.  Pour the butter into a 9-inch square baking pan.  Arrange the biscuits in the pan on top of the melted butter.  Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes.  Serve warm.  

Jenn's Notes: I used 7-up, because I wanted a sweeter biscuit.  

I received this book from Blogging for Books for the purpose of this review, but all opinions expressed herein are my own.

1 comment:

  1. Yum, these biscuits look so good! And easy too! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas Jenn! :)