Turns out, you can make some pretty sweet drop biscuits from pancake mix! Yes, the just-add-water kind! No butter/eggs necessary.
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Warning: This post is going to get a little Zorky.
Due to some strange star and planetary alignment, I’m super broke this week. Don’t worry, I’ll make it. I just need to do things a little different ;) My original plan was to just stick to top ramen and mac n cheese. While that was great for three days, I kinda wanted something a bit different.. It went a little like this:
> Open pantry
You find a mess of raw ingredients, not quite enough to make a meal out of.
– Cooking oil
– Pancake mix
– Cake frosting
– More mac n cheese
> Take pancake mix and cooking oil
> Google making biscuits from pancake mix
Google says it’s fairly possible, but only brings up recipes that call for eggs and butter in addition to pancake mix.
> Try anyway. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
You start the oven to begin its heating ritual. Then, pour about a cup of pancake mix into a bowl, mixing in a little water at a time so as not to make the dough too watery. After getting a fairly doughy-sticky texture, you decide that the drop biscuit dough is ready.
> Cover baking sheet with foil
Baking sheet now has a layer of foil so you don’t have to wash the pan later
> Lightly grease foil-covered pan with cooking oil
The oil dims the luster of the foil, but is slick to the touch, ensuring quick release biscuits (if this even works)
> Drop heaping spoonfuls onto foilpan
Dough globs cover the pan. They look like they’ll make functional biscuits. A welcome sight!
> Place in oven for 10 minutes. Add/subtract time to browning preferences. Clean dishes in the meantime.
After 10 minutes, the timer startles you with that creepy Sci Fi sound from your iPhone. You did set that yourself, you know.
> Turn off oven, remove pan from oven, let biscuits cool for a bit, then remove from pan.
HEY LOOK, YOU HAVE BISCUITS!!
> Throw foil away. Put pan away.
> Enjoy two-ingredient biscuits!
Om nom nom nom nom.
I did find that adding a dash of salt would have made them a little less bland. You could probably make all kinds of modifications to this.. Garlic/herbs, shredded cheese, sweeten them up a bit with some sugar.. I definitely will try some other additions next time. Because we all know there is going to be a next time ;)