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November 4, 2014

Cheddar Pepper Drop Biscuits Made with Homemade Baking Mix



Today was a day off from school for my kids. My kids were hyper from the time they got up and got worse as the day wore on. I would love to say that my nerves aren't fried this evening, but they are. I never realized when I was young just how loud and destructive two boys could be. Honestly, I never really though I would have two boys. Don't get me wrong I love my two boys, but I was totally unprepared for being the mom of only boys. In my mind I always thought I would have a boy and a girl. When my second son got old enough to move around I quickly realized being the mom of multiple boys and only boys is a feat. They are loud and very physical. Boys don't sit down and read, or daydream. They do fight, and throw rocks to see if they can break, try to kill bugs, get dirty, really, really, dirty, and generally don't sit still. It's even funner when one of your kids has ADHD and so does your husband. There are days where my house might actually resembles a madhouse. Tonight I'm just glad that tomorrow is a school day. I love my kids, but one day off was enough for my sanity. I'm also thinking that my kids will be spending a lot of time at camp this summer, as much for me as for them.



The last month I have posted a couple of times about the Homemade Baking Mix that I have been using. It's really great and tonight I'm going to share a third recipe that utilizes the mix. This recipe is for Cheddar Pepper Drop Biscuits and is great recipe as a side with meals.

Adapted from Martha Stewart Living Magazine.


Cheddar Pepper Drop Biscuits Made with Homemade Baking Mix


Ingredients
  • 3 cups Homemade Baking Mix
  • 4 ounces extra-sharp cheddar, grated
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
Cooking Directions
  1. Combine baking mix, cheese, and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add milk and cream to mixture until a wet dough forms.
  3. On a parchment lined baking sheet drop dough into 8 biscuits.
  4. Add grated cheddar cheese to the tops of each biscuit.
  5. Bake biscuits in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Serve warm or reheat when ready to eat.
Tips: 
  • Since everyone has slightly different measuring cups the amount of heavy cream can vary. The original recipe used 1/3 cup. I found that that wasn't nearly enough. I have made this recipe a number of times and the total amount of cream needed has ranged from 1/3 cup to over 1/2 cup. Basically add cream until the dough forms and is moist. Additionally, if you want to save on fat you can add 1/3 cup cream and then slowly add additional whole milk until the dough is the right consistency. 
  • I have used low fat cheese with this recipe and it worked fine. I accidentally bought low fat cheese and was worried that it wouldn't melt etc, but it was a fine substitute. 
  • Make sure to store your homemade baking mix in the fridge, it will go bad since it has butter in it. 

16 comments:

  1. aw you never knows Ann I have twins (now have 20) a woman and a boy and I can say you I never think in have twins and the girl is that move all OMY!!
    Maybe is the number (2) because gerardo is quiet but when she arrive allways make something!
    aw if you can look her bedroom sigh!!
    These look absolutely delicious!!

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    1. My youngest is definitely messier and a bigger handful than my oldest :) My oldest also listens better, it's funny how birth order can have an effect on personality!

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  2. Mine were off today, too, and my house is destroyed. Two boys = a lot of energy.

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    1. My house was a disaster this morning too :) It was clean until they got home today and then it got messy again.

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  3. I'm sure you're a great mom to boys, Ann. I kind of did see myself as a boys-only mom after I had my son and was very surprised and kind of worried when they said #2 would be a girl! I enjoy having one of each, but it has its challenges too. I think the biscuits sound delicious. I make the basic Bisquick recipe for them, like Red Lobster type biscuits, fairly often but yours sound so much richer. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. My kids love the Red Lobster type biscuits :) I agree that any arrangement of kids has it's own challenges!

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  4. These cheese biscuits look to die for, Ann. They are great for breakfast or with a bowl of steaming hot soup for the lunch.

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    1. I served them with tomato soup for my kids for lunch, they loved them!

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  5. I would keep snacking on them until all were gone :) That home made mix is really versatile I see.

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    1. The homemade mix is really versatile, it's great for a variety of baked goods!

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  6. I can totally relate even if my boys are older. I have two boys who fight over almost everything and my house is always a wreck after a day home from school with them. It's why when they're home I tell them only come upstairs if they're hungry or I need them. They'll be home next week for the Veterans Day and I'm already dreading it.

    As for that recipe I love anything cheddar. I have never tried making my own cheddar biscuits before but I can just tell that these are super good. Will have to make these one day.

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    1. I need a basement like you, I would totally be sending my kids down there :) I'm already dreading Veterans Day, I'm hoping they are really tired and sleep in!

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  7. So I have been reading about this homemade bake mix, but I can't seem to find the recipe for it. Can you share the link with me?

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    1. It's linked in the ingredient list (the homemade baking mix is linked). I'll edit it so it's more obvious, I reread it and you're right that it's hard to find :)

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  8. I pinned this one. Biscuits are a fave, and these are even better with the cheddar/pepper additions!

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    1. Thanks for the pin, I appreciate it :)

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