I ended up with a surprise can of Pillsbury canned biscuits in my grocery delivery this week. I've never tried this product or any products similar before. I know I can simply make biscuits from it as the can directs but I'm wondering if any of you chowhounds have some creative ideas to put this to use.
Are they any good? I realize they are full of crap ingredients but I'm not worried about consuming a small amount of transfats and preservatives for a brief moment in time. I wouldn't bother if they were terrible though.
Nothing that bad about Pillsbury biscuits, I already bought a canister of Grands to serve at Thanksgiving. Too busy that day to make from scratch. And I guarantee the four of us will probably finish them off first.
As long as you don't eat them every day, they are great. I was going to bake them up and serve chili and cheese over them last night, although I did tacos instead. They have many uses, but as a straight buttered biscuit it isn't too shabby either.
Oh the smaller buttermilk ones make great doughnuts if you pop out the center and fry them.
Don't know if it would work with the "flaky layers" biscuits, but I have used them as a topping for chicken or turkey "pot pie". If they are the "Grands" cut them in 4 pieces and use to cover the meat/gravy/veggies. If they are the smaller biscuits, cut them in half. Bake for amount of time and temperature in the directions on the can.
(Cutting them into halves or fourths helps them cook through better so they are not doughy in the middle.)
I hate them. To me they have a very strong chemical flavor that renders them inedible. This is true for all canned biscuits, not just Pillsbury. However, a great number of people whose food opinions I respect like and use them, so maybe it's that cilantro /soap thing, where something can taste very different to different people. I try a can every few years to see if anything has changed but so far, nope.
Yum to the pizza balls. On the same note they are great to stuff with leftover bits and bobs like sloppy joe's, beef stew, BBQ pork etc... or sweets like cream cheese and jelly or nutella and a mini marshmallow.
I also have been known to cut them in quarters and pop them in chicken and dumplings to poach for ten minutes. They get very puffy but suck when reheated.