Time to “up” your biscuit game

What happens when you leave me alone in the kitchen on a Saturday night?

I morph into a whimsical, aspirational baker.

When I don’t have a Saturday night event, party, gathering, date (wink wink sweetie) or anything else on my calendar, a wave of epicurean fearlessness stirs up in me, and there’s usually a mixing bowl involved too.

In the still of that Saturday night, my imagination gets a great workout as I try to manifest my thoughts into something edible.

Oh the misses I have had. They have been as numerous as the stars and funnier than Melissa McCarthy in Boss Lady.

But here’s the life lesson baked into this analogy: failure is only a bruise and not a tattoo.

Now on to biscuits

Oh how I love thee, my moist and tasty delight.
I love thee in the early morning.
I love thee at night.
I love thee in the afternoon, as sun breaks free from the morning light.
Oh how I love thee my biscuit, you truly are the object of my delight.

My poem might be a littler syrupy, but who doesn’t like syrup with their biscuits?

And who doesn’t love waking up to the smell of biscuits wafting through the air, even if  they are ‘”pop and fresh” dough straight out of a cylinder tube.

But homemade are always the best.

Homemade 7Up biscuits are perfect for dinner.

In my opinion, biscuits are what’s up for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

And using 7UP in a biscuit recipe is – well – what’s up in this story.

You undoubtedly know someone who has made a 7UP cake, perhaps you have, and you know how delightful the flavor is in baked goods. Well this recipe has a delicate lemony flavor and makes a moist, tender biscuit that browns beautifully.

They are great for breakfast, bu t I like to use them instead of rolls when I make chicken or fish sliders. They have that little something special that make you go hmmm.

So get those mixing bowls out and up your biscuit game.

7UP Biscuits

  • Servings: 8 to 10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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A moist, tender biscuit with a delicate lemony flavor.

Ingredients


2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
5 tablespoons melted butter
3/4 cup (6 ounces) of 7UP

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly spray a baking sheet with non-stick baking spray.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  4. Blend thoroughly with a whisk or fork.
  5. Add the melted butter and 7UP, and stir until the mixture holds together.
  6. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead 3 or 4 times to make a soft dough.
  7. Pat the soft dough into a circle about 3/4-inch thick.
  8. Cut the biscuits with a biscuit cutter and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  9. Lightly brush top with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven 13 to 15 minutes, or until the bottoms are browned. Makes 8 to 10 biscuits.