Cracker Barrel Biscuits are freshly baked biscuits right out of the oven and they are hard to beat. Cracker Barrel makes some of the most delicious biscuits around. Now you can make them at home with this copycat recipe.
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Make Cracker Barrel Biscuits at Home
Everyone needs a savory biscuit in their recipe collection and this Cracker Barrel biscuit recipe is one of the best.
The restaurants themselves are an American chain of combined restaurant and gift stores with Southern country charm. Each location features a covered porch littered with rocking chairs, a stone fireplace, and wooden board games on every table.
Cracker Barrel has received awards for its menus, advertising, and charitable donations. Zagat’s has mentioned Cracker Barrel in two editions (2010 and 2011) for its famous breakfasts.
Are Cracker Barrel biscuits frozen?
Honestly, they haven’t ever let the cat out of the bag on this one. But it’s a question lots of people are asking.
But the good news is, you can freeze these biscuits if you want. Let them cool completely after baking them.
Then either wrap them up individually in plastic wrap or freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet. This way they don’t freeze together in a giant pile.
Here’s a list of what you need:
- Bisquick mix
How to Make Cracker Barrel Biscuits with Bisquick
My recipe starts with Bisquick, the familiar baking mix in the bright, yellow box. It was invented in 1931 and has been a staple in American kitchens ever since.
- Mix Bisquick, buttermilk, and sugar together.
- Add melted butter and stir until a soft dough forms.
- Turn dough onto a floured surface.
- Knead and roll out dough.
- Cut out biscuits with a floured biscuit cutter or glass.
- Place biscuits next to each other in an ungreased cake pan.
- Flatten biscuits slightly.
- Bake at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.
You can also purchase the Cracker Barrel biscuit mix directly from the famous restaurant.
How to Make Homemade Bisquick Mix
If you don’t have Bisquick on hand, don’t worry. One cup of Bisquick can be substituted with the following homemade mixture:
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 1⁄2 tablespoons of oil or melted butter (or by cutting in 2 1⁄2 tbsp of Crisco or lard).
For detailed instructions, go to my homemade Bisquick mix post.
How to Make Buttermilk from Milk
I swear by using buttermilk in this recipe. It creates a chemical reaction in the biscuits and makes them lighter and fluffier. If you don’t have buttermilk at home, you can make some out of milk and vinegar.
Just mix 1 cup of milk with 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Let it sit a few minutes and it will turn the milk to the perfect consistency.
You can also use 2 tablespoons of lemon juice instead of vinegar. It does the same thing to the milk.
How to make the biscuits taste more like Popeye’s or KFC biscuits
To make these biscuits taste more like Popeye’s or KFC biscuits, brush melted butter on top of each before they are placed in the oven and again when you take the biscuits out of the oven.
Freshly baked biscuits right out of the oven are hard to beat. Cracker Barrel makes some of the most delicious biscuits around and now you can too!
What do you eat on your biscuits?
I prefer a little dab of real butter melting on my hot biscuits. Others like using jellies or jams.
Cut biscuits in half and slather them with sausage gravy for an unforgettable breakfast.
Why is biscuit dough crumbling?
This is my favorite thing about biscuits. As you are making them, you want the dough to resemble crumbs more than a smooth one like cookie dough.
This is because the fat from the butter coats the flour and prevents it from absorbing moisture.
As it bakes, the butter will melt, giving the biscuits an amazing flavor.
Keep in mind that you need to use melted butter for this recipe. Some recipes call for chilled butter. I’ve even read about people freezing their butter and shredding it for homemade biscuits.
Since we are using Bisquick, melted butter helps the ingredients stick together better and forms a dough you can roll out and cut.
Love Cracker Barrel? Try these copycat recipes!
Here are some more cracker barrel recipes to make at home:
- Eggs in a Basket
- Country Mashed Potatoes
- Bacon Green Beans
- Sweet Baby Carrot
- Homestyle Fried Chicken
- Copycat Cracker Barrel Grilled Chicken Tenderloins
- Double Chocolate Fudge Coca Cola Cake
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Cracker Barrel Biscuits
- 2 1/4 cups Bisquick mix
- 2/3 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon melted butter
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix first three ingredients together; add melted butter into batter. Stir ingredients until soft dough forms. Turn onto a surface that has been dusted with flour,
- Knead 20 times, roll out to 1/2 inch thick. Cut biscuits and place them in an ungreased 8×8 inch cake pan. Place biscuits next to each other. When you have placed all of them in there, flatten them slightly.
- Bake the biscuits for 8 to 10 minutes.