Secret Ingredient Biscuits
One of the oddest recipes we’ve ever heard of produced incredibly tender, fluffy biscuits. Who knew? We just needed to open our minds—and our cupboards.
Why This Recipe Works
The secret ingredient in these biscuits, also called mystery biscuits, is mayonnaise. It may sound odd, but just like the shortening, butter, or cream in more traditional recipes, the mayonnaise provides the fat in these biscuits. The emulsification of oil and egg yolks in mayo makes for incredibly tender biscuits, and the dough comes together with just a stir. The salt and vinegar in the mayonnaise mean that these biscuits are well seasoned and just a touch savory, and the simple drop method makes them some of the easiest biscuits we’ve ever made.
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