We can all agree baking cookies and biscuits is a lot of fun, right? Rich in sugar and loaded with carbs, biscuits are a favorite go-to snack for me. Pair it with a cup of tea, dunk it in a glass of milk or bite into buttery carbquik biscuits as these floury snacks will always leave you craving for more.
Freshly baked and piping hot biscuits, straight out of the oven – what’s not to love about it? Holiday, cheat day, or just any day, biscuits are the most sought-after and crowd-favorite snack found in almost every household. Although scrumptious, there is a downside to these delicious and buttery biscuits. This flavorsome snack is very rich in carbs and sugar.
We’re now going cover how you can make this carbquik buttermilk biscuit recipe for yourself.
What is Carbquik made of?
Carbquik is a low-carb baking mix made primarily from Carbalose flour, a wheat product with most non-fiber carbohydrates removed. It also contains fats from palm and palm-kernel oil, buttermilk powder for a tangy flavor, and baking powder as a leavening agent. In addition, it includes egg white powder for added protein and structure, lecithin as an emulsifier, and salt and sucralose for flavor. However, it contains some carbohydrates and gluten, making it unsuitable for those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.
Does Carbquik replace flour?
Yes, Carbquik is designed to replace traditional flour in baking and cooking recipes. It is a low-carb baking mix made mainly from Carbalose flour. While it behaves similarly to regular flour in recipes, it has significantly fewer non-fiber carbohydrates, making it a popular choice for those following a low-carb or ketogenic diet. However, it’s important to note that Carbquik does contain some carbohydrates, as well as gluten, which might not make it suitable for everyone.
How To Make Carbquik Butter Milk Biscuits
Don’t worry if you’re new to the world of baking. Making carbquik buttermilk biscuits is easier done than you can imagine. Especially since I’m going to shortcut the learning curve with simple instructions. So lets dig in and get you baking the best possible.
– 2 cups of carbquik mix
– 1 tablespoon of baking powder
– 1 teaspoon of sugar
Start by preheating your oven to 450 degrees.
Let’s mix our dry ingredients. Wondering what you need?
Place all of the above mentioned dry ingredients into the food processor and pulse it. Ensure that all your ingredients are well mixed. Biscuits are best baked when they are warm.
So, let’s reveal the secret ingredient that gives the most loved flakiness to the biscuits.
It is very tasty butter.
Add 4 tablespoons of cold butter into your dry mix. The butter must be added in cold chunks. Now, pulse your food processor for 5 to 10 times. The idea is to fold this butter into the flour. To check whether your mix is ready or not, ensure that the chunks of butter are reduced to pea-size pieces, like small little goblets.
Your dough must always be light and fluffy. If you pulse your mixture too high, the consistency of your dough will be flat and dense. Therefore, pulse your food processor but not too high. Use it sparingly.
To the mixture, pop in 1/2 a cup of heavy cream. Mix it in the food processor. There’s a secret trick here. If you put all your cream in one go, the mixture could turn dense. Pour the cream evenly in a circle around the blades of your food processor. Give the machine a few pulse, maybe five or more. Always keep a check on the consistency of the dough.
**DO NOT OVERWORK YOUR DOUGH**
Feel and touch is the best method to use when baking. If your pastry dough appears a little dry, pour some more cream into the mixture. You know your dough is ready when you can make small balls. Worried that your dough has a few lumps? Relax! A couple of lumps work as air pockets, making your dough, fluffy, and airy.
Keep an oven tray ready. You can grease it with some butter or use butter paper instead. Do you know the best part about making cookies and biscuits? You can keep your rolling pin aside.
Just place in your dough balls and pat them into a rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. If your biscuit dough appears sticky, sprinkle some flour on it.
Next, you can use a cookie cutter or a knife to cut your biscuits into your desired shape. Ensure that the cut biscuit dough is at-least 3-inch in diameter.
Pop this biscuit dough into the greased tray and cast them in the oven that has been pre-heated. Bake your biscuits at 450 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until beautifully golden. Your biscuit forms a pale golden crust and a rich and dark brown bottom.
Tips For Making the Best Carbquik Biscuits
1. Keep your butter frozen – Remember, in baking, most recipes include cold butter. If the dough is cold, your pastry naturally turns flaky.
2. Avoid twisting your ring mold – When cutting up the dough and forming your desired shape, ring mold is often the handiest piece of equipment to use. You can also use a humble knife or a cookie cutter. Regardless of the tool, avoid twisting the mold. The layers tend to slide, and the shape seems a little off.
3. Hands are a big ‘NO’ – While hands are perfectly convenient for mixing ingredients, refrain using your hands. You’re unlikely aware that the temperature in your hands could melt the butter and change the texture of your dough. Use a pastry blender, fork, or spoon instead.
4. Enjoy your cook – Did you know that baking is a fun experience? It is a sort of art, with a dash of science and heaps of fun. So enjoy your cooking and play with ingredients. Believe it or not, but your emotions will reflect on the plate of food or biscuits in this case.
How Long Will The Biscuits Last?
It’s always a great idea to bake these in batches and keep some for later. As a result, it’s important to know how to store the carbquik buttermilk biscuits, especially if you want to keep them for a long time. To achieve this, you can place the biscuits into an airtight container or a sealed plastic bag and store it in the refrigerator for a good four days.
You can also prepare the mix and save your un-baked dough in the freezer for at least a month. However, biscuits like these are best savored when they are piping hot and baked just fresh. Enjoy these treats and let us know in the comments if you’ve also made these.
How many carbs are in a Carbquik biscuit?
One Carbquik biscuit, made according to the standard recipe on the box, contains about 2 net grams of carbohydrates. This is significantly fewer than a traditional biscuit made with regular flour, which typically contains around 20-30 grams of carbohydrates. However, the exact amount can vary depending on the specific recipe and any additional ingredients used.