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Provident Pantry - Buttermilk Biscuits

Discussion in 'Functional Gear & Equipment' started by kckndrgn, Feb 27, 2010.

  1. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    As part of a "variety" box from http://beprepared.com/ we got #10 can of Buttermilk Bisucits.

    Directions are simple enough, add milk or water to powder, mix, knead, roll, cut, and bake.

    Just a bit of background, I can make biscuits light and fluffy and flakey from scratch, no problem
    Over the last two weekends we have made these biscuits - 3 batches total.

    1st batch: Utter FAIL. The biscuits did not rise at all, were still "doughy" in the middle after baking (the result of not rising), were hard and chewy. I thought maybe I did something wrong. Too much mixing or kneading possibly.

    2nd batch: When I did this batch i did the minimums on mixing and kneading and rolling. Still totally flat and HARD biscuits.

    3rd batch: I added a TBLS of baking powder to the mix, this caused the biscuits to rise nicely and bake nice and fluffy, though not flakey like the family likes.

    The result, I will not be getting any more of this mix to add to my supplies. I can easily mix all the powdered ingredients and the shortening and store it, just add milk when ready.

    I could not find a date code on the can, I did see "27008" on the bottom. Not sure if that number is the MFG date or not. It definatly seem like the soda bicarbonate is past it's prime and not creating the gas needed to rise the biscuits.

    Anybody else try the "Buttermilk Biscuit Mix" from Provident Pantry?
    Just my thoughts.
  2. Old Sarge

    Old Sarge Old Sarge

    Did you contact Emergency Essentials, and tell them? They cannot fix the problem, if they are not aware of it. Nuff said
  3. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Got a response from Emergency Essentials today:
  4. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    Sounds like they failed to adequately test the revised product! Knowing this now, they need to provide better instructions on what to add to make it perform correctly!
  5. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

  6. ram91648

    ram91648 Monkey+

    Hmmmmm.... Sounds like you got the message about adding baking powder to the mix to make it work. I use it and love it. All you have to do is follow directions.
  7. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    i like my own bisquit mix
    its so versatile, easy to make and as far as im concerned
  8. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    We have a recipe section. Why not share your biscuit mix recipe. Many of us are open to trying other's recipes. I am rather lazy about biscuits myself, I use a no knead drop biscuit recipe.
  9. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    mmmmm...buttermilk biscuits...some country ham, few eggs over easy, red-eyed gravy, grits, fresh sliced tomato, glass of milk, some honey and butter....damn this Special-K crap.
    Brokor likes this.
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