Troubleshooting Guide - Biscuit Mix

Not seeing desired results for biscuit mix? Get help below!
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  • What causes biscuits to come out tough?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Too much dusting flour used

    Use only enough flour to keep the dough from sticking to the bench.

    Dough mixed too long

    Hand mixing is the primary make-up method. If machine mixing, follow package directions. If possible, use an electric timer to automatically shut off the mixer.

    Water temperature too high

    Ice water (50°F) is recommended. Warmer water can activate the leavening system too soon.

    Excessive folding or kneading of dough

    Give the dough a single fold. Do not knead.

  • Why do biscuits have a dry eating quality?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Too much dusting flour used

    Use only enough flour to keep the dough from sticking to the bench.

    Too little water

    Follow package directions for proper water amounts. If possible, use a scale to weigh the water.

    Oven temperature is incorrect

    Follow package directions for proper oven temperatures. Have oven checked for accuracy using an oven thermometer.

    Biscuits left in the warmer too long

    Keep biscuits in the warmer for no more than 2 hours at 150°F.

  • Why are my biscuits have stiff or stick dough?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Incorrect amount of water

    Follow package directions for proper water amounts. If possible, use a scale to weigh the water.

    Incorrect water temperature

    Ice water (50°F) is recommended.

  • What causes low volume biscuits?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Water temperature is too high

    Ice water (50°F) is recommended.

    Over mixing

    Hand mixing is the primary make-up method. If machine mixing, follow package directions. If possible, use an electric timer to automatically shut off the mixer.

    Too much dusting flour

    Use only enough flour to keep the dough from sticking to the bench.

    Dough rolled too thin

    Follow package directions for proper dough thickness. Use rails to ensure uniformity in dough thickness.

    Soft dough

    Too much water. Follow package directions for proper water amounts. If possible, use a scale to weigh the water.

    Oven temperature too low

    Follow package directions for proper oven temperatures. Have oven checked for accuracy using an oven thermometer.

  • Why do my biscuits have a raw interior?

    Possible Causes

    Possible Solutions

    Biscuit is too thick

    Use biscuit rails to ensure uniformity in dough thickness.

    Incorrect oven temperature / baking time

    Follow package directions for proper oven temperatures and baking times. Have oven checked for accuracy using an oven thermometer.