Tonight I made a pot of turkey noodle soup at the request of my husband. While the soup was simmering, I looked through my cupboards to see what kind of starch or bread I could serve with our meal. I found a bag of Knott’s Berry Farm Buttermilk Biscuit Mix that I had received as a gift from my daughter. It came in a box with jams and jellies, as well as syrups.
Knott’s Berry Farm Buttermilk Biscuit Mix is the original recipe, and it came in a 24 ounce bag. I am a big Bisquick fan, and generally make my biscuits from their boxed mix. When I was preparing the Knott’s Berry Farm Buttermilk Biscuit Mix I was very surprised to read that there were no ingredients that I needed to add to this powdered mix other than water. It reminded me of Krusteaz Pancake Mix, which requires only water.
The directions on the back of the box give instructions for how to make biscuits, rolled biscuits, or dumplings. I made simple biscuits because I was in a hurry, and these were made in no time. All I needed to do was mix two cups of biscuit mix with two thirds cup of water – stir with a fork until it was well mixed, then drop them onto a baking sheet or cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
If you want to make rolled biscuits, you do the same thing except you will need to roll the dough out onto a floured surface to about a one inch thickness, then cut them with a two inch cutter. Both versions make 8-10 biscuits.
If I would have followed the directions and made 10 biscuits, they would have been on the small side, and my husband likes to add molasses and honey to his breads, so I decided to make larger biscuits by making only eight. The bag said to place them onto a greased baking sheet, so I sprayed it with a non-stick spray first – there was no sticking when my biscuits came out of the oven.
I baked my Knott’s Berry Farm Buttermilk Biscuits for 10 minutes, and the tops were turning brown and they looked like they were done. However, I wish I would have baked them for one or two minutes longer because they were a little dough like in the center. I like my breads done completely, so next time I will remember to bake them a little longer than the directions state.
Other than that, these were good tasting biscuits, not at all sweet, and they tasted great slathered with butter and jam. One serving contains 160 calories, 4.5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 0 grams trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 490 mg sodium, 26 grams carbohydrates, less than 1 gram fiber, 2 grams sugars, and 3 grams of protein. I was surprised to see the high amount of sodium because these biscuits did not taste salty to me.
If I compare Knott’s Berry Farm Buttermilk Biscuit Mix to Bisquick, I would have to give Bisquick the higher rating, but I like the ease of the Knott’s Berry Farm brand, so it is a toss up. Both make quick, homemade tasting biscuits.