These Sprite Biscuits are very easy to make, and you can have them ready within half an hour. The secret ingredient in this recipe is Sprite fizzy drink, but you can use any other fizzy drink, such as 7-Up or Lemonade.
In this recipe, I’ll be using ready-made Bisquick biscuits mixture, but I’ve been looking at how to make this at home too and will have a recipe for you soon. In the meanwile, reach out for the ready-made stuff from the supermarket shelf.
It’s best to have all the ingredients measured out before you start as this recipe it’s not only quick to make, but you also need to be quick to make it!
Once you have all the ingredients mixed together, you only need to knead the dough very lightly. If you knead it too much, your biscuits could turn out hard as rocks!
Also, make sure that you line the baking tin with a wax paper or baking parchment. The times I’ve forgotten that I have to do this even with non-stick baking tins and ended up scraping far too much dough from the baking tin afterwards.
These Sprite biscuits are great to serve at special family occasions, like Christmas Dinner, Thanksgiving Dinner, Easter Dinner, or any family gathering.
Hope you enjoy baking this one!
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How can I make biscuits from scratch?
I’ve used a ready made mix for my recipe, which I know is a bit of a cheating, so if you are after a proper recipe, here are the ingredients for the biscuits mix.
To make the 2 and 1/2 cups of biscuit mix, add together 2 and 1/2 cups of all purpose flour (plain flour), 4 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon of caster sugar. Mix together first and then follow my recipe above.
Why do my biscuits come out flat or not light and fluffy like promised?
The trick here is not to overmix the dough. You literary just need to throw everything together and not knead it at all. The more you knead it or try to make it into a smooth dough the more you are compacting the dough mixture and the more likely it is that you’ll end up with a tough and low biscuits.
The other problem I sometimes see, is when people don’t use the right temperature for baking. It’s really important that your oven is at the recipe required temperature before you place your baking tray in the oven.
Don’t open the oven door in the first 15-20 minutes of baking! The biscuits need to have consistent temperature for them to rise. If you open the oven door too soon, the cold air will make them to go down.
Mix and bake straightaway! To get the biggest rise, make sure that you have your oven on when you start to mix your dough and then put your biscuits into the oven straightaway. Again the soda and baking powder are reacting together quickly and to get the biggest rise, you need to bake them straightaway.
What can I substitute the Sprite for?
If you don’t have the Sprite, you can substitute it for any other carbonated drink that’s either non-flavoured or citrus flavoured.
Can I make the bisquick biscuit dough ahead of time?
It’s best to mix and bake the biscuits straightaway, to achieve the best results. If you get called away or there is another reason, why you can’t bake them immediately, you can place the mix in the fridge for up to 45 minutes to an hour. After that the raising agents inside the mix (baking powder and baking soda) will start to deteriorate and you might not get as light rise as if you bake them straightaway.
If you want to, you can freeze the sprite biscuits when they are baked to keep them fresh. When you are ready to eat them, defrost them and then place in an oven on medium heat (about 180C) and warm them through for about 5 minutes. They will look (and taste!) like if you have just baked them.
What can I serve with homemade biscuits?
Anything goes! Homemade biscuits are great with a soup or a meat stew in the winter or salad in the summer. You can eat the biscuits as they are, but they are equally good with a bit of butter, pate or any other spreads. There is really no right or wrong!
Why do you use a soda or 7 up in making biscuits?
Surprisingly using soda or other carbonated drink doesn’t make these biscuits sweet. You can’t taste the soda drink flavour in (unless you use really strong flavour). The carbonated drink reacts with the rest of the mix, making the biscuits amazingly light and fluffy.
How long can I keep my biscuits for?
I store mine in a bread tin (loosely covered with plastic bag) and they are fine for about 2 days. They are obviously best straight out of the oven!
Easy Sprite Biscuits Recipe
- 2 and 1/2 cups Bisquick Baking Mix
- 1/2 cup Sprite
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- Preheat oven to 450 F or 230 C degrees.
- Pour melted butter into an 8×8 inch baking dish
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, stir together remaining ingredients, using just 2 cups of the Bisquick.
- Sprinkle your working kitchen counter with about 1/4 cup of baking mix and place mixed dough in the middle.
- Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup baking mix on top of the dough
- Use your hands to mix into the dough then pat it out to about 1/2 an inch thick.Use biscuit cutters to cut the biscuits out, then place them in the pan of melted butter.Continue to mix the remaining dough into a ball, then pat back out until you've used it all.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
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