Biscuit sticks will leave your mouth watering. If you can’t stop drooling over a platter of these melt butter sticks, then you are at the right place! We are about to reveal the mysteries behind the inspiring flavors of a nicely-baked biscuit stick. That “melt in your mouth” texture of these sticks is commendable.
Unlike other confectioneries, the recipe for these sticks is extremely simple and makes excellent use of basic baking ingredients. Moreover, you can enjoy their immense variations by adding special ingredients. They can be stored easily at home. So, these “Bisticks” are an anytime, anywhere kind of snack.
When to Serve
The best time to serve biscuit sticks is not really a matter of debate; when not to serve is the more perplexing query! Because of their simple taste and different varieties, these sticks can be served literally at any time, whether it’s for festive celebrations, home parties, or casual hangouts.
During the day or before the meal? How about having them in the morning?
Whenever you need energy with a refreshing boost of taste, try these biscuit sticks. The mix of ingredients gives a balanced combination of nutrients. They do have carbs and a good amount of fat. But, you can enhance the nutritional value by adding suitable ingredients to the recipe, like a teaspoon of protein powder, etc.
Try adding them to your routine as an in-between meal snack. A single stick is enough to satisfy your appetite, provide energy, and keep your metabolism working. As a late-night snack or early morning booster, these biscuit sticks are the best thing to go for. If you are health-conscious and can’t afford a huge amount of calories, just munch on 1 or 2 sticks at a time. Small servings aren’t going to hurt you.
Types of Biscuit Sticks
Going forward without discussing the ceaseless varieties of a recipe is not the norm here! We always look for several different options to enjoy a dish, with unique flavors and aroma. Such is the case with biscuit sticks.
Plain biscuit sticks are made out of simple and basic ingredients, including flour, butter, milk, sugar, and baking powder. No extra flavor is added to mask the original, buttery flavor of the sticks. These sticks are great when you need to store for a long duration and they can be served to anyone, from kids to adults. The detailed recipes for plain sticks are shared in this article.
Vanilla lovers can transform the plain sticks recipe to meet their desires by adding vanilla essence to the basic dough. Add only a drop or two of vanilla extract to the dough while blending it with the milk. Instead of the essence, you can also try boiling the milk with vanilla pods. Once cooled, strain the milk into the flour mixture to prepare the dough.
Without having something chocolaty on the menu, things just wouldn’t seem right!
So, we can also make chocolate biscuit sticks to surprise the kids and family. Again, there are various ways to add chocolate to the recipe. You can either add cocoa powder to the flour mixture and then prepare the dough, or simply fold in chocolate chips to the dough. Yet, there is another way, and you will definitely love it! Melt some chocolate with butter to prepare the dip. Once the sticks are baked and cooled, dip them in the chocolate-butter mixture and allow them to set.
There is one other delicious and refreshing twist that you can add to these biscuit sticks. Add some lemon juice and lemon zest to the dough before baking them. Instead of simply dipping them in the butter, prepare an additional lemon glaze of your liking and drizzle it over the baked sticks. Other citrus flavors, such as some orange juice, can also be tried here.
If you do not have a sweet tooth or just can’t have sugar in your diet, you can also make some savory biscuit sticks without any sweetener. Add garlic powder to make garlic sticks. Dip them in butter mixed with minced garlic and parsley. These sticks can be great to serve as an appetizer, side dish, or even as snacks.
Write one more variety into this list–the nutty biscuit sticks. That’s right! You can try some extra crunch by folding in finely chopped nuts of your choice: either peanuts, walnuts, pecans, or almonds. Or, dip plain sticks in the butter mixed with chopped nuts.
How to Make Biscuit Sticks Like a Boss
Total time: 25 minutes
- 1/2 cup butter, cubed
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
Let’s get going with the half-cup butter sticks. First, add butter to a 9-inch baking pan. Melt the butter in the oven for 4 minutes at 425 degrees F. Once completely melted, remove the butter immediately from the oven and set the butter aside.
Meanwhile, you need to work on the dough. For that to happen, add the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt to a mixing bowl and mix well with a medium-sized spatula. Now, gradually pour in milk while constantly stirring the mixture. Keep mixing until the flour and milk combines to form a smooth and soft dough. Add more milk if needed to get a soft texture.
Transfer this freshly prepared dough over a lightly floured surface. Knead it about four to five times to make it even smoother. Cut the dough into two equal halves. Use the rolling pin to roll each ball of dough into an eight-inch square sheet. Slice these sheets into two halves, and further, cut each half lengthwise into eight strips of equal size. This will give you as many as 32 dough strips.
Well, we are not done yet!
The next step is all about baking. Remember the butter you melted earlier? Dip each strip into this melted butter, then arrange them onto two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Drizzle the remaining butter over all the set dough sticks and coat them well using a brush.
Place both baking sheets in the oven and bake all the sticks. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until all sticks turn golden brown. Let the baked sticks cool for 15 to 20 minutes.
Carefully remove them from the baking sheets and place them on a serving plate. You can also store them in a clean and dry jar. Make sure to seal the jar properly and store the sticks in a cool and dry place.
Enjoy freshly baked biscuit sticks as evening or party snacks. Either with tea or coffee, these are best to have as between-meal snacks. You can also experiment with flavors by adding different enhancers, like a teaspoon of cinnamon ground, nutmeg ground, vanilla essence, lemon zest, or even cocoa powder to make chocolate biscuit sticks.
Well, that came out easier than we thought. Baking does not always need long, complex methods of beating, whisking, and cooking. Some recipes are as simple as these biscuits sticks and as mouth-watering as you like. With so many varieties available, you can give your family a buttery treat with these butter sticks.
Drizzle some salt or colorful sprinkles on top of the baked sticks, or, coat them within chocolate or coconut shreds. There are endless possibilities to infuse more flavor in each soft and crusty biscuit stick. Try baking them yourself, and you too will fall for this sweet and savory snacks.