What comes to mind when you hear someone talking about frozen/refrigerated breads (biscuits, crescent rolls, etc)? Perhaps Thanksgiving dinner or Sunday brunch pops into your head. Well, is there a surprise in store for you in this article! There is more than one way to use these canned delights and some of those are going to be highlighted here. Most of the recipes will be using refrigerated buttermilk biscuits, but as always, you can adapt and use your favorite kind.
Easy peach cobbler
1 can of cling peaches in light syrup
Cinnamon to taste
1 can of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
In a medium sauce pan, bring peaches (with the syrup) and cinnamon to a boil. Pour peaches into an 8×8 baking dish and top with biscuits. Spread melted butter over the biscuits if you wish and then bake at 325, for 18 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown. You may want to put aluminum foil on the oven rack to catch any possible dribbles during baking. This recipe is from the personal collection of this article’s author.
The idea here is to use any leftover baked biscuits in other recipes. For example you could crumble them up in your favorite meatloaf recipe in place of crackers or regular bread crumbs.
Bread pudding This is such a good idea for leftover biscuits or fresh baked ones. You can either follow the given recipe or place the biscuits in a medium sized baking dish and then pour the pudding ingredients over them and bake it that way! Bread pudding is so versatile and not to mention yummy dessert.
Chicken and dumplings Use your favorite recipe or the one provided, omit the dumpling ingredients and use unbaked biscuits instead. This works best in a crock pot recipe as the biscuits will have plenty of time to “cook” nicely. You can cut the biscuit dough into smaller pieces or use whole ones, it is up to you and the size of your crock pot! Hint: this is a fabulous meal to make early on a Sunday morning and then enjoy for lunch or dinner with the family.
Doughnuts Yep, you read that correctly; doughnuts! Who doesn’t love an occasional sweet treat? What could be easier than making your doughnuts out of refrigerated buttermilk biscuits? All you need to do is separate the biscuits, cut holes in the middle of each one and then fry them up! You can also fry up the doughnuts holes too. When the biscuits turn light brown and start puffing, they are done. Place the cooked doughnuts on a paper towel to allow the oil to drain off. You can then decorate them with frosting, sprinkles, powdered sugar and/or cinnamon sugar.
These are just some of the many things you can do with canned biscuits. Who knew that those little bitty bundles of goodness had so many uses!