I had previously mentioned these biscuits with a link to my friend, Blake’s Facebook page but every time I show them, I get requests for the recipe so I asked Blake if I could post it here and he said “Sure”.
Here’s the recipe:
2 T. butter
2-1/2 cups Pioneer baking mix
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup Half & Half
If you don’t keep Half & Half around, milk will be just fine I’m sure. I use my homemade, strained, very thick yogurt and usually have to use more like 1/2 cup of Half & Half.
Preheat oven to 375. EDIT: I’ve started baking these at 410 for about 10 – 12 minutes and I’m liking that better.
Add 2 T. butter to a cast iron skillet. Place the skillet in the oven until the butter is melted.
In a large bowl, mix the baking mix (and Blake insists he’s tried them all and Pioneer is the best and I trust Blake!). Add the sour cream and Half & Half. Mix well. It will be sticky!
Flour the countertop well. Place dough on the counter and roll into a log – about 3″ x 10″.
Slice into 8 “hockey pucks” (his words . . not mine).
Take each “puck” and put it down inn the buttered skillet, then flip it so the buttered side is up. Continue til all the dough is in the pan.
Bake for 20 minutes. (My oven seems to take at least 25 minutes). Blake says to broil for 2 minutes to get the stops brown. I don’t do that because the first two times I tried it, I got sidetracked and kinda scorched the tops.
These truly are some of the best biscuits I’ve ever made.
I got the Pioneer mix at Sam’s Club several years ago and I think it’s the best, too!! However, they only carried it for a couple of months and i haven’t seen it since. Nor have I seen it anywhere else. It really was exceptional, but now I can’t find it anywhere….
Judy Laquidara says
Walmart has it in their stores and normally, they have it online (free shipping with a $35 order) but it’s been hard to find lately.
Yes, I just went on Amazon….they don’t know when it will be back in stock….bummer
Nelle Coursey says
These look yummy!
Is it the Pioneer buttermilk baking mix…they have that on Amazon.
Susan Nixon says
I’ve always just used Jiffy or made my own. Now, I don’t bake much.
Donna Williams says
For the first time in 66 years, I made biscuits that weren’t hockey pucks. This recipe has changed my biscuit life. Thank you so much Judy! And many thanks to Blake. We just love them.
Judy Laquidara says
Aren’t they the best? Glad you like them and they work for you.