Craving a dish from your go-to restaurant, but don’t want to leave the comfort of home? We get it. Whether you are opting to stay home to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19, it’s just too cold outside, or you just prefer to cook at home, copycat restaurant recipes can save the day when you want to enjoy a taste from your favorite eatery.
Now, there’s a recipe that promises to make the perfect copy of Cracker Barrel’s buttery biscuits, and we can’t wait to try to make them. As the chain says on its Facebook page, buttermilk biscuits are “an all-day type of food,” so whip them up for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
These flaky, warm biscuits are one of Cracker Barrel’s most popular menu items. The restaurant sells 210 million of them each year, according to the company’s official website. They are great as a side dish with butter, honey or jam. Or, they make up half of the breakfast comfort classic: sausage gravy and biscuits.
The recipe for Copycat Cracker Barrel Biscuits comes from A Pinch of Ginger on YouTube. This video, which was originally posted in 2017, has more than 10,000 views and makes it look super easy to whip up a batch of these beautiful biscuits.
Bakers will tell you buttermilk biscuit-making is an art form, but the base recipe is so simple, you won’t believe it. Most of the ingredients you’ll need are probably right in your refrigerator or pantry now.
Here’s a basic list of ingredients to make the Copycat Cracker Barrel Recipe:
- All-purpose flour
- Baking powder
- Cold butter (sticks)
Tip: If you don’t have buttermilk, it’s ok. You can add white vinegar to your regular milk and it will be a perfect substitute for buttermilk.
You will also need either a biscuit cutter or a glass to cut and shape the dough.
The recipe author opted to use the milk and vinegar mixture for her recipe. You’ll need to watch the rest to get the specific measurements for each ingredient, and the steps on how to mix them properly to get the best (i.e. flakiest) results. Spoiler alert: be prepared to get a little messy.
Here’s the video, so you can see the process for yourself:
Not only is this recipe easy, but we like that this baker has a sense of humor and doesn’t mind getting her hands a little dirty for the love of a good biscuit.
And, if you looking for more Cracker Barrel copycat recipes, we’ve got you covered. You can make copycat Cracker Barrel fried apples if you’re in the mood for something sweet. Or, how about the copycat Cracker Barrel hash brown casserole for a hearty side dish?
What do you think of this Cracker Barrel biscuit recipe? Will you give it a try?