Nothing rounds out a family meal quite like a savory bread. From garlic bread to buttery rolls, everyone loves a warm basket of baked goodness. These Cheddar and Herb Biscuits will definitely fit the bill and will make a delicious addition to just about any main course. The Sprite will lift these biscuits, making them fluffy but not airy puffballs. Once you make these, you’ll never go back to plain bread again!
Ingredients and Equipment
- 12” cast iron skillet (a simple baking pan will work, too)
- 3 cups Bisquick
- ½ tsp dried herbs (experiment with different combinations; thyme, rosemary, and basil works quite well)
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter, softened (you want the butter almost melted, but not quite)
- 2 tbsp butter, melted (for the cast iron skillet)
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup Sprite, room temperature
Prep the Pan
Place the cast iron skillet in the oven on the center rack. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Mix the Dry
While the pan heats in the oven, mix the dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, add the garlic powder and herbs to the Bisquick. Whisk until blended.
Add the Wet
Add the softened butter, sour cream, and Sprite. Using a sturdy wooden spoon, mix the ingredients into a dough. If the dough seems too dry, add some Sprite. If it seems too sticky, add more Bisquick.
Once you gotten a good consistency on the dough, add the grated cheddar cheese. The best way to incorporate the cheese into the dough is by hand. It’s a little messy, but totally worth it.
Form the Biscuits
Once the oven and skillet (or pan) are heated, remove the skillet from the oven and add the melted butter to coat the bottom.
Carefully add the dough to the pan in large spoonfuls. Leave room between the doughballs to allow for expansion. You should get 10-12 biscuits.
Place the skillet back into the preheated oven. Bake for 24-26 minutes.
Remove the biscuits from the oven and transfer from the hot skillet to a serving dish or basket. Be prepared to make another batch when all of these are gone!