It's been a whirlwind couple of days for me. Flying back and forth across the country for work in 2 days, and working on little sleep has me feeling zapped and hungry for a home cooked meal. As I write this from 36,000 feet up, I'm thinking about comfort food...and a glass of wine. Comfort food is different for everyone, for me it's all about hearty stews, decadent pastas and warm, crusty breads. I haven't had the chance to try making my own gluten-free bread at home, but it's definitely on my list. Being so busy, I need something I can put together quickly and pop in the oven just before dinner. I recently had the opportunity to experience Bisquick's gluten-free mix, provided generously to me by Bisquick. The hubby got all moon-eyed when he saw it and started to wax poetic about how his mom used to make him Bisquick biscuits when he was younger and wanted to see if the gluten-free version would measure up.
I made a deal with him, if he made me beef stew, I'd bake the biscuits. A couple of hours later, we had a hearty, and very delicious stew and 6 warm, and lovely biscuits. The biscuits could not have been easier to make. All that goes into them are the mix, some shortening, eggs and milk. Anything that requires fewer than 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time is a winner in my book, especially with a toddler running amok.
I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about the mix at first. I grew up an Aunt Jemima girl, Bisquick wasn't something that really appealed to me as a kid. The gluten-free mix is made of a very fine, slightly grainy flour, which put out that characteristic plume of smoke that gluten-free mixes always have. I wasn't really convinced the flour was going to produce light and fluffy biscuits, but I held out hope because anything that has shortening in it, is usually good.
When you're done mixing the ingredients together, you just plop large spoonfuls of the dough onto a cookie sheet and stick it in the oven for about 10 minutes. What emerged was a revelation. The biscuits not only fluffed up, but they smelled delicious. The hubby and I devoured one before we even started eating dinner, without any butter or anything! Having a biscuit fresh from the oven after so many years of not having any, made me smile ear to ear. They had a delicate texture and a mild sweet flavor that I was totally loving, and with butter, they were even better. They were really moist too, which I'm assuming was the lovely work of the shortening and eggs.
The gluten-loving hubby liked them so much that he wants to get another box to try making strawberry shortcake. I can't wait! Want to try making your own Bisquick biscuits for the holidays? Enter to win this awesome prize pack provided by Bisquick! You get a box of Bisquick, a spatula, a pancake pen (love!) and a super sweet cast iron mini pancake pan.
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**Update: The winner is Gigi! Thank you to all who entered! Visit Live Gluten Freelyfor more info on living gluten-free and General Mills' gluten-free products.