Red, White and Blue Skillet Biscuits

Iced-biscuit

Happy 4th of July!

Here are some patriotic biscuits with red, white and blue on the inside, and on the outside.

The good news is that the candy sprinkles in these biscuits can be changed up for any occasion.

And so can the color of the icing for that matter.  This icing has a bit of lemon juice added to offset some of the sweet goings on.

These biscuit yummies are made in an iron skillet which is my favorite way to make them because the sides of each biscuit bake up against one another.  Then when the biscuits are pulled apart the sides are super soft.

The hardest thing about making these red, white and blue biscuits is the red, white and blue part.  The hard part isn’t actually making them, it’s finding these colors in the grocery or craft store.

You know how it goes, when you’re not looking for something, is when you find it.

The jimmie candy sprinkles work well in these biscuits because they stand up nicely in the dough.  In a pinch, if only the blue and red ones are available that should work just fine when using white icing.

For more fun red, white and blue recipes, at the bottom of this post I added some links from other bloggers’ sites.

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by.

So let’s check out the ingredients.

Funfetti-biscuits

For the biscuits, flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, cream of tartar (optional, helps to make the biscuit light and fluffy), milk, egg, butter and red, white and blue jimmie candy sprinkles.

For the icing, powdered sugar, lemon, vanilla and milk.

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Here’s how to make it.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.  Grease the skillet (8-inch iron skillet) with butter and set aside.

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In a large bowl, add the flour…

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…baking powder, salt, sugar, cream of tartar, milk,

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and egg.  Stir together.

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Add the butter.

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With a pastry cutter or large sturdy fork,

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cut the butter into the ingredients to make the biscuit dough.

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Sprinkle flour on to a large cutting board and add the dough.  Make a small “well” in the middle of the dough and add one-fourth of the jimmies.

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Knead the dough while at the same time mixing the jimmies into the dough.  Mix another quarter of the jimmies into the dough. Repeat with the remaining jimmies, adding more flour to the cutting board as needed.

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Roll the dough with a rolling pin so that it’s about 1-1/4 thick.  Using a 3-inch biscuit or cookie cutter, cut the biscuits.  You may need to cut just 3 biscuits out of the first batch and roll the remaining dough for the fourth biscuit.

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Add the biscuits to the greased skillet so the side of each biscuit is touching one another.  To make the egg was, in a small bowl add the egg and water.  Whisk together and brush on top of the biscuits.

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Bake in a preheated oven until the tops of the biscuits turn a light golden color (about 16 minutes).  Remove from the oven and let slightly cool (about 5 minutes).

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The biscuits should still be hot so carefully transfer them to the serving plates.

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Next, make the icing.

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In a small bowl, add the icing ingredients and whisk together.

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One at a time, drizzle the icing on top of the biscuits and…

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…immediately top with jimmies to garnish before the icing sets.

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Serve while warm…

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…then dig in and…

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enjoy each and every…

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…yummy bite.

More Red, White and Blue Recipes:

Red, White and Blue Cheesecake, by the Recipe Girl

Red, White and Blue Cherry Cheesecake Macarons, by Baking a Moment

Red, White and Blue Pinwheel Icebox Cookies, by Just a Taste

Red, White and Blue Popsicles, by the Little Kitchen

Red, White and Blue Layered Finger Jello, by the Brown Eyed Baker

Red, White and Blue Sangrias, by the Recipe Girl

Red, White and Blue Velvet Bundt Cake, by Baking a Moment

Red, White and Blue Fruit Pizza, by Skinny Taste

Red, White and Blue Stained Glass Jello, by Gimme Some Oven

Red, White and Blue Oreo Cookie Pops, by Just a Taste

Red, White and Blue Iced Skillet Biscuits

Yield: Serves 4

Prep Time: 18 minutes

Cook Time: 16 minutes

Total Time: 34 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Biscuits:
2 cups plus 2 tablespoons flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar (optional)
¾ cup milk
1 egg (for the biscuit dough)
1/3 cup butter, chilled and cut into small cubes (for the biscuit dough)
¼ cup red, white and blue jimmie candy sprinkles
1 tablespoon flour (to dust the cutting board; use more if needed)
1-1/2 teaspoons butter, softened (to grease the skillet)
1 egg, beaten (for the egg wash)
1 tablespoon water
8-inch iron skillet
3-inch biscuit or cookie cutter

For the Icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
½ lemon, juiced
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
1-1/2 teaspoons red, white and blue jimmie candy sprinkles (for garnish)

Directions:

For the Biscuits: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Grease the skillet with butter and set aside. In a large bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, cream of tartar (optional, helps to make the biscuit light and fluffy), milk and egg. Stir together. Using a pastry cutter or large sturdy fork, cut in the butter to form the dough. Lightly flour a cutting board and transfer the dough on to the cutting board. Make a “well” in the middle of the dough and add about a quarter of the candy jimmies. Knead the dough while at the same time mixing in the jimmies. Sprinkle more flour on the cutting board and add another quarter of the jimmies to the dough. Continue to knead and mix the remaining candies into the dough, adding more flour to the cutting board as needed.

Roll the dough with a rolling pin so that it's about 1-1/4 thick. Using a biscuit or cookie cutter, cut the biscuits. You may need to cut just 3 biscuits out of the first batch and roll the remaining dough for the fourth biscuit. For the egg wash, whisk together the egg and water. With a pastry brush, brush the tops of the biscuits with egg wash.

Bake in a preheated oven until the tops of the biscuits turn a light golden color (about 16 minutes). Remove from the oven and let slightly cool (about 5 minutes). The biscuits should still be hot so carefully transfer them to the serving plates.

For the Icing: In a small bowl, add the icing ingredients and whisk together. One at a time, drizzle the icing on top of the biscuits and immediately top with the candy jimmies before the icing sets. Serve while warm.

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2 Responses to “Red, White and Blue Skillet Biscuits”

  1. Plumbirdcorner — July 5, 2016 @ 5:59 pm (#
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    They are So festive. Love that you can change the colors for different occasions. 

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    • Nancy — July 9th, 2016 @ 12:56 pm

      Thank you much for stopping by!

      Reply

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