Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Vegan MoFo Day 5: Beer Biscuits

So you bought a box of Bisquick to make sausage balls, and now you wonder what to do with the rest of it.... ?? .... Here at the I-40 Kitchen, we have your back.

My friend Richard died 20+ years ago, back in the bad days before there were effective treatments for HIV. He used to make beer biscuits frequently, and I recently found a card where he wrote down the formula for me. Of course, you could make your own baking mix, but since you have that big box of Bisquick, you can use it, just like Richard did.

Mix 1 heaping cup of regular Bisquick with 1 T sugar. While stirring with a fork, add enough beer to bring the dry ingredients together as a soft but cohesive dough. With wet hands, form into balls, and place in a greased cast iron skillet. (It takes a double batch to fill my skillet.) Bake at 425 F until they are brown and appear done -- 10-15 minutes depending on biscuit size and the whims of your oven.

We had these biscuits with a quick vegetable soup: water + broth powder + a bag of frozen vegetables + a half jar of leftover spaghetti sauce + a handful of orzo.


panda with cookie said...

Easiest recipe ever. No shame in Bisquick!

Annieeggplant said...

I have beer and bisquick. Guess what I'll be making? They sound yummy!

JohnP said...

This recipe is made better by the fact that the baker is left with the better part of a bottle of beer - which it would be a shame to waste.

Veg-In-Training said...

What a great and delish tribute to Richard!!