Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Grandma Made Beer Biscuits
I don't know where grandma got the recipe for these easy biscuits, but I do know she liked them and would make them quite often. She had found the recipe sometime in the mid 1970's, most likely in an ad for Bisquick, and she would sometimes make a batch of these to have with supper, though grandpa wouldn't touch them. He just plain wouldn't eat biscuits as they were "poor people" food to him. Growing up, he and his family didn't always have enough to eat, and there were times when they had honey and biscuits for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grandpa equated biscuits with being food that poor people ate. He ate dinner rolls, but not biscuits of any kind.
I liked them okay and I would eat at least one. Grandma found them rather tasty and she would have one or two, slathered with butter, with a steaming cup of coffee.
You can't get any easier than this!
4 cups Bisquick*
1 can (12 ounces) beer
2 tsps. sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine ingredients; mix well. drop by Tbls. onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until nicely browned.
*To make this heart healthy, make your own copycat Bisquick mix, but make it with unbleached flour and real lard. Also, make sure that the baking powder you use does not contain aluminum.