People will ask you, “what’s your secret?” if you make these biscuits and it will be up to you if you tell them. Let’s make these biscuits and you might be surprised at the secret ingredient.
The secret ingredient is sour cream. It’s a dairy product so it’s not that far-fetched to think of adding this to your batter. It adds a hint of tart that is really darn tasty and adds a little bit of moistness to help your biscuits not bake to a dry crumbling mess, too.
Instant Pot Steel-cut oats with maple sugar would make a great addition to your breakfast with these biscuits!
- biscuit mix
- sour cream
Mix all your ingredients together. Don’t stir too much, clumps are going to be present. As long as the clumps are not dry, you’re good.
We Got Tricks
Another trick I use is an ice cream scoop. This allows me to get the biscuits all the same size and keeps me from having the batter stick to my fingers.
Pop Them In The Oven
Preheat the oven to 400 f, and place them in the oven for about 12 minutes. Brush the tops of the biscuits with butter before you place them in the center of the oven. Test with a toothpick to be sure they are done by pushing a toothpick down into the thickest one, if it comes out with no batter on it, they are done!
Heirloom Secret Ingredient Homestyle Country Biscuits
Homestyle Secret Ingredient Biscuits
- Oven Safe Baking Dish (I use a Cast Iron Skillet)
- 8 oz biscuit mix I have better results from Pioneer, but Pillsbury will work.
- 2 tbsp butter I prefer salted butter
- 2.5 tbsp sour cream trust me!
- 3/4 cup milk
- In a stirring bowl, add your biscuit mix and milk. Stir until all the mix is wet. Add in the sour cream and fold in until mixed well. Preheat the oven to 400.
- Melt half the butter and add to the batter. Using cooking spray, make your oven-safe pan non-stick. Grab an ice cream scoop and make 5 biscuits. Place them evenly spaced in your pan. Using the second half of the melted butter, cover the tops with butter. This adds flavor but will also help the tops of the biscuits to turn a yummy golden brown.
- Place the pan in the oven and set a timer for 12 min. Check them with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, you're done. If not, place the pan back in the oven and check them every few min until done. Your tops should also be golden brown, thanks to the butter we brushed over them.
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4 thoughts on “Secret Ingredient Biscuits”
I can find Betty Crocker, Jiffy or Bisquick biscuit mixes here which is your choice as a sub?? TIA
I’ve used Pillsbury for this recipe, before. I think any that says “country-style” will work too.
Could homemade biscuit mix be used. I generally make my own mix for quick times or mostly from scratch..
I think you could. I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t still work. 🙂