A lot of my recipes come by way of necessity, & this was no exception. We threw an Alice in Wonderland tea party at work for a dear co-worker’s retirement, & my original plan of making gluten-free vegetable pizza was taken by someone else, leaving me to come up with my own contribution last minute. It needed to be a savory finger food, as there was to be cake & a few other desserts, so I had to sort of think on it. Then, to my complete joy, I discovered that I had an entire box of gluten-free Bisquick in my pantry!
Now, I know I advocate for Real Food, & I absolutely think it’s important. But sometimes, you just want pancakes that taste like pancakes! & for that, I keep GF Bisquick on hand. Someday, perhaps, I figure out my own blend of GF flours, but until then, I’ll just rely on it. I LOVE that it doesn’t have tapioca starch in it – for whatever reason, that seems to bother my tummy. The ingredients are fairy simple – rice flour, sugar, potato starch – so I don’t feel too much guilt using it. You shouldn’t either!
I’ve made cheesy biscuits in the past (they continue to be a popular recipe at my old blog), but I only had three eggs, so those were out of the question. The cheese garlic biscuit recipe at Betty Crocker only makes ten biscuits, & that’s just not enough for a party. So I just measured out how much mix was in the box, sort of combined the two recipes, & went from there!
I assume you could leave out the cheese & pepperoni, & just have biscuits. Or you could add other savory or even sweet bits & it would be delicious. I’ll definitely be testing it out in the future, but in the meantime, here’s the recipe for cheesy pepperoni two bite biscuits! They’re best served warm & with a bit of butter, but are tasty at room temperature as well. These are also much closer to Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuits than my previous recipe.
Cheesy Pepperoni Two Bite Biscuits
Makes approximately three dozen mini biscuits
1 box GF Bisquick (approx 2 & 1/2 cups)
1 cup milk (I used plain almond; I’m sure any type would do)
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons dried chives
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2-3 ounces pepperoni minis (half the package of Hormel brand)
1. Preheat oven to 400°.
2. Combine Bisquick, eggs, milk, & butter in a bowl, then add garlic, chives, & cheese. Stir in pepperoni.
3. Roll batter into small one-inch balls, & drop onto greased cookie sheet. Be sure to leave some space for expansion!
4. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until lightly browned & a toothpick comes out clean.
Update: Before anyone asks, no, I have NO IDEA if this would translate well using regular Bisquick. I assume it would? But as I don’t want wheat flour in my kitchen, I’m not about to find out.