Amy- I saw a similar recipe to this and just knew I had to do our own recipe. Suz and I served these wonderful biscuits at a party and everyone just loved them. They are pretty darn easy and inexpensive to make. I love the flavors of the strawberries and lime; they work so well together. They are great right out of the oven or served with a dollop of ice-cream or homemade whipped cream,yum-yum.
What you need for the strawberry jam-
16 oz fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
¼ cup sugar
1 lime, zested
1 lime, juiced
For the better buttered biscuits-
2 ½ cups Bisquick
¾ cup sugar
1 teaspoon lime zest
1 stick cold butter, cut into slivers
¾ cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
Sugar for sprinkling
Make the strawberry goodness-
Yum-my, I love some strawberry goodness. Alright, this is what you need to do, get you a medium heavy bottom sauce pan out, add your strawberries and sugar and give it a good ole stir. Turn your heat to medium high and stir occasionally for about 12-15 minutes, watching very closely. Don’t you be burning those strawberries. Remove from the heat, add your lime zest and lime juice, stir it up real good and let those babies cool.
For the better butter biscuits-
I get so darn tickled at the name, “better butter biscuits”. Some friends and I went through a drive through one morning before high school to get some breakfast. My friend, Guy Harris, asked me what he should order. I told him to get us 1 dozen of the “better butter biscuits”. He ordered them that way and the lady was like, “huh, I don’t know what you are talking about”. He just kept saying, “better butter biscuits; we want the better butter biscuits”. It was so funny and we have laughed about that for years. So to make these better butter biscuits, get you a large bowl out and add your Bisquick, sugar and lime zest. Using your clean fingers work the butter slivers into the Bisquick and sugar mixture. Add your buttermilk and mix until just combined. Flour you a surface, plop dough out and knead dough for a couple of minutes. I divide the dough into 2- 3 pieces because it makes it easier to work with. You can do it the way you want to. Roll dough about ½ inch thick. Use a 2 ½ inch biscuit cutter to cut out the biscuit rounds. Brush each biscuit with some better butter and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Use the back of a small spoon or your thumb and make a divot in each biscuit and then spoon strawberry mixture into each divot. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown and no longer doughy.
June 7, 2013 at 11:12 am
Can the Better Butter Biscuits be made using Splenda in place of sugar? And, can i use the gluten free Bisquick? My husband is a diabetic and daughter has IBS? These bisquicks look wonderful and everyone would enjoy eating them!
June 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm
I know Splenda will be fine to use and I am sure the gluten free will be fine. Let me know how they turn out.