Saturday, May 16, 2015

Almost Like KFC Biscuits

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...In 1991 the Kentucky Fried Chicken franchise changed its name to KFC. More heath conscious consumers began to impact profits and it was hoped that the new name and lighter fare would stem the loss of customers and improve sales. These days KFC biscuits are frozen and baked-off as they are needed, but there was a time they were made on premises, using a biscuit mix to insure uniformity from one location to the next. While many of the "copycat" recipes for the biscuits are made from scratch, I chose the one I thought used the ingredients and methods most like those used in KFC locations in the past. I don't like to use mixes when I bake, but in this case it made good sense. I am a cornbread gal, but I've been told these biscuits are terrific. I do hope you'll give this recipe a try. Here is how this version is made.

KFC-Like Biscuits...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite courtesy of CopyCat Recipe Guide

7/8 cup chilled butter-flavored solid shortening, divided use
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup club soda
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons milk
4-5 cups Bisquik-like baking mix

1) Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
2) Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.
3) In a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup of shortening, sugar, salt, club soda (used to assure a light and fluffy texture), buttermilk, milk, and 4 cups baking mix. Mix ingredients just until a smooth dough is formed. Additional baking mix may be necessary to achieve a smooth consistency.
4) Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead with flour-coated hands to prevent sticking. Roll dough until it reaches a thickness of 3/4 inch. Use a floured round cookie cutter, or drinking glass, to cut 18 biscuits from dough.
5) Evenly distribute biscuits on greased baking sheet. Bake for about 13 minutes, or until golden brown.
Melt remaining shortening. Brush tops with melted shortening. Yield: 18 biscuits.

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Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I don't recall our KFC having biscuits, maybe it is an American thing, or maybe I was just oblivious. Nevertheless I do LOVE biscuits Mary.

Big Dude said...

They look perfect from here.

From the Kitchen said...

I'm with Val in that I love biscuits. Long ago, my mother made them from scratch. Then she discovered canned biscuits and that's a whole different story!!


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