The story I am about to tell is true. It is a little weird, but that’s how life is.
Super Sister had pinned or repinned a recipe on Pinterest for 7.Up Biscuits. About a bazillion people repinned her pin. This was a hot recipe. I so wanted to see what all the fuss was about. To be honest, I thought it might be a good blog since it was so popular.
The four ingredients were simple: Bisquick, sour cream, butter, and 7.Up. Now I knew I didn’t have Bisquick, but surely Pioneer Baking Mix would substitute. I didn’t have 7.Up, but wouldn’t Sprite work? I did have butter. Oh, no! When I looked in the refrigerator, I didn’t have sour cream. What to do?? The lack of sour cream appeared to be a deal breaker. Ah Ha! I noticed I had sweet cream in the frig. At that moment I really was in the mood to make biscuits, and a few minor differences of ingredients was not going to deter me. Other self was talking in my head telling me, “You are going to waste good ingredients and have nothing to show for your efforts.”
“Nothing ventured nothing gained,” I declared, and I assembled the ingredients. Pioneer Baking Mix, Sprite, sweet cream, and butter.
It gets worse. As I measured the Pioneer Baking Mix, I was 3/4 of a cup short! Dear Gussie! What else could go wrong? I looked in the pantry for more baking mix. No such luck. Ah Ha! But, there was some Pioneer Pancake Mix. I says to myself, “Pancake mix can’t be that much different than baking mix. Can it? Might as well try it.”
Yes, I mixed the baking mix, and the pancake mix.
Bravely I placed my Sprite and sweet cream biscuits in the pan. Deep down I wondered what have I done? (FYI: I brushed the tops of the biscuits with the extra butter in the pan.)
Once again, I strayed from the original recipe. It said to preheat the oven to 450 degrees, but since I was using a glass pan, I lowered the temperature to 425 degrees. Who knows if I needed to do that or not? Probably not. They baked for about 15 minutes, and low and behold – we had delicious tender biscuits.
I do realize that the butter was the only ingredient I used that day that was in the original recipe.
Cooking is fun, and creative. Experiment, substitute, and try new things – you will be amazed at what you might create. Sure, the biscuits could have been a flop, (and they might be the next time I make them), but… On this day we laughed and enjoyed my tasty experiment.
They were so good!
May your risks be as fun and successful!
Blessings to you and yours,
P. S. The original pin Super Sister put on Pinterest did not have a recipe attached. Repinning people were frustrated. She hunted down the recipe and added it to her comments, but some people could not get past the fact they could not go to the source for the recipe. They gave her so much grief, she deleted that pin, and found another recipe for 7.Up Biscuits at Angie’s Southern Kitchen. The only difference is that it is double the original recipe that Super Sister pinned.
Sprite and Sweet Cream Biscuits
By August 8, 2012Published:
- Yield: 12-14 biscuits
An experiment produced tasty tender biscuits.
- 1 1/4 cup biscuit mix I used Pioneer
- 3/4 cup pancake mix I used Pioneer
- 1/2 cups Sprite
- 1/2 cups sweet cream
- 1/4 cup butter 1/2 stick, melted
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees
- Melt butter in a 9X9 inch pan. i melted it in the microwave.
- Mix together cream and Sprite.
- Add cream and Sprite mixture to the baking and pancake mix mixture. Stir until just combined.
- Place dough on a floured cutting board and pat to about 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut with biscuit cutter and place in buttered pan.
- Bake for about 15 minutes until tops of biscuits are golden brown.
- Eat and enjoy!