Hey, y'all! As we enter the Dog Days of Summer and approach fall, I encourage each and every one of y'all to take time to cook a meal, sit at the table, and enjoy the company of your loved ones. It might be old school, but it has magnitude. It's tradition. It's southern. And, my friends, it's Kentuckian. A perfect recipe to cook with family? My Homemade Ale-8-One Biscuits!
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Homemade Ale-8-One Biscuits: A Kentucky Tradition
I so often honor my Russell County roots + Ale-8-One honors their Clark County roots. That's why I love them. Launched in July of 1926, Ale-8-One is the only Kentucky-invented soft drink still in existence. It was invented by G. L. Wainscott and was named via one of America’s first slogan contests at the Clark County Fair. “A Late One” – the winning entry – was a pun adopted for its witty description. From that, a Kentucky legacy transpired.
JC's note: The next time you are looking for a biscuit recipe, look no further than my Homemade Ale-8-One Biscuits. It's my all-time favorite -- simple, quick, yet immensely flavorful. When made-from-scratch is this easy, there's no reason not to do it!
Homemade Ale-8-One Biscuits
- 4 c. baking mix i.e. Bisquick
- 1 c. Ale-8-One
- 1 c. sour cream
- 1 stick of butter
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the baking mix, Ale-8-One, and sour cream. Mix well (I use a rubber spatula/my hands) until fully combined. I wouldn’t recommend using an electric mixer, as you do not want to over mix.
- Using either your counter or a large cutting board, sprinkle the surface with flour/baking mix and use your hands to knead the dough. Roll it out to roughly half an inch thick.
- Place a stick of butter in a glass baking dish and place in the oven. Do NOT let it burn; however, do let it fully melt, leaving the bottom of the pan covered in layer of butter.
- Cut out your biscuits and place them in the butter-filled pan.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. Keep an active watch on the biscuits!
- Let the biscuits sit in the pan for 5-8 minutes, as they will absorb the butter. Enjoy!
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Being a southern cook and a southern food writer, I take biscuits very seriously - and y'all will have to trust me when I say that these are the very best. They are so moist + after coming out of the oven, the absorbed butter really sends them over the edge!
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