Biscuits fall into the “love hate” category for me. I love to eat them but I hate making them. If you follow my blog, you already know that I really dislike making dough of any kind because of all the kneading and messy, sticky fingers involved in the process. I just hate getting my hands dirty and half the time I forget to take my rings off until it is waaay too late. Then I have sticky, crusty rings. Lame.
Although these Copycat KFC Biscuits do require kneading, it’s not very much and they come together really quickly. And once you eat them, you will realize they are totally worth the effort and messy hands. I love the use of bisquick for its ease and the club soda for the airy texture it lends to the biscuits.
I love these as a side to any southern meal, especially fried chicken (duh). You could also throw in a fried egg and a sausage patty to make a great breakfast sandwich. That’s definitely Joel’s favorite way to scarf these down.
Copycat KFC Biscuits
- 5 cups bisquick baking mix
- 2 1/2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, very cold
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup club soda
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Grease a baking sheet with butter and set aside.
- Combine bisquick baking mix, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Grate the cold butter into the dry mixture then cut together with a pastry cutter or two forks until you have course crumbs. Set aside.
- Whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Carefully add the club soda (we want to keep as much of the carbination as possible). Pour the wet mixture into the dry and mix together until it just comes together.
- Dump onto a floured surface and pat with your hand to 1-inch thickness. Cut biscuits and place on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-14 minutes, utnil golden.