Pros: Very inexpensive, rises well to the occasion, tasty when prepared anyway
Cons: Does not last long enough and if overbaked, hard.
I can imagine biscuits hot and fluffy bursting with garlic, parsley, butter and sage baked right in awaiting my beef stew or chicken and dumplings. If you really just can’t do scratch baking anymore, Paula Deen can come into your pantry, point you to this fabulous product and let you go and make tons of delicious foodstuffs !
It is a baking mix that means you can add all kinds of stuff to make next to home-baked items as possible, no more store brands full of cr$$ . Paula Deen Collection Biscuit Mix is the good stuff that rises to the occasion and offers crusts, coating, staples and addendums to some of the finest America, Mediterranean, Asian, Greek and European cuisines.
On with the review . . .
|| ALLERGIES ||
If you have allergic reactions to gluten (wheat flour), you must avoid Paula Deen Collection Biscuit Mix as it is the entire product actually.
|| APPEARANCE ||
A dry fine powdered mix that can be sifted into other ingredients such as sugar, butter, oil, water, garlic, fruit pieces, nuts, whatever creative inspiration you have, Paula Deen Collection Biscuit Mix can accommodate if it is to be baked or fried.
|| BENEFITS ||
I cannot find anywhere that the ingredients have been chlorinated by bleach so I would like to say this is safe in that department. The use of gluten and flour for some blood and body types causes distress but overall the making of this available product to make more things with has only the benefits your body gives you when you are done munching on a treat made with Paula Deen Collection Biscuit Mix
|| COST ||
I was able to get this Paula Deen Collection Biscuit Mix 2lb box for less than $2.oo at Walgreens where apparently Deen’s product line is popular; however some online stores besides her website offer it a bit higher like $3.oo
|| INGREDIENTS ||
Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour that means it has niacin, iron, thiamine, mononitrates, riboflavin and folic acid added to it; Vegetable shortening that is partially hydrogenated cottonseed or soybean oil; leavening which is double acting baking powder; dextrose, salt, and sodium aluminosilicate.
|| NEGATIVES ||
I am surprised NONE of the ingredients in Paula Deen Collection Biscuit Mix affect me adversely and what I end up with are delicious fluffy biscuits, flapjacks, waffles, muffins and more . . .
|| NUTRITION FACTS ||
Serving Size= 1/3 cup or 40g
Servings per box= roughly 28
Calories from fat= 35
Total Fat= 4g or 6%
Saturated Fat= 1g or 5%
Trans Fat= 1g
* Note-- A company can claim a product is trans fat free if the concentration is < .5 g of trans fat.
Sodium= 430mg or 18%
Total carbs= 27g or 9%
Dietary Fiber is less than 1g or 3%
0% of Vitamin A, C or Calcium while there is 4% Iron in here.
|| SMELL ||
Dry and unprepared with anything straight from the box, Paula Deen Collection Biscuit Mix smells virtually like nothing.
|| TASTE ||
Now this is the BEST part of this review for I can tell you Paula Deen Collection Biscuit Mix added to milk, butter, eggs, sugar, garlic, maybe gound herbs and/or spices-- this stuff mixes in with lots of stuff to make more great stuff ! The fact that there are no chemicals or artificial dyes in here make my morning time for food, smile !
|| VERDICT (my) ||
I believe Paula Deen Collection Biscuit Mix is better than that disquick brand of stuff because in here there are no lumps when following some of the simple recipes on the back. Paula likes consumers to follow her into her kitchen and try some of her yummy breakfast or lunch or even dinner staples.
A flapjack can be smothered in sweet cream and fruit as would a waffle fare great with berries and syrup while biscuits made fresh with garlic and chives accompany any meat and potatoes dish you
can think of.
Highly recommend Paulas brand, it bakes up the best ! **** ½ stars
Thank you for reading and
|| ONE RECIPE, off box ||
Ham & Cheese garlic Biscuits
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees
You will need:
2 cups of Paula Deen's Baking Mix
2/3 cup of whole milk
1/2 cup -1 full cup shredded cheddar or provolone or swiss or any other the mice in your family , like) 2 ounces or more
1/2 cup cooked meat chopped (says ham but I am not particularly fond of 'retro-virus' (ham) so I substitute)
Pinch of garlic powder (I would substitute 1 1/2 cloves of raw)
3 tablespoons of butter, divided
1 clove garlic minced
In a large mixing bowl, stir together Paula Deen Baking mix, milk, cheese, meat, and garlic powder until soft dough forms. Separate into balls and drop by spoonfuls on a parchment lined baking tray for it to not stick. Brush with butter for the 8-10 minutes as they will be golden brown and capped nicely, when done.