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Southwestern Dough Gods Recipe
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Southwestern Dough Gods

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"A delicious alternative to the basic biscuit."

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Original recipe makes 18 to 24 biscuits Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a skillet or frying pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add bell pepper and saute until tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, oil and milk. Dough should be slightly sticky. Add sauteed peppers, corn and cheese. Drop spoonfuls of batter onto lightly greased cookie sheets.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 07, 2015

Very tasty but way too salty. I did add a half teaspoon of sugar (I made a half batch) and used frozen corn. Next time I'll try them with about half or less of the salt. Also, took almost double the stated time to bake. Update: much better with half the salt! I added the sugar again this time, and when cooking the peppers, I threw the corn in there too. Turned the heat up and got a nice char on the veggies, it was very good :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 07, 2015

I liked the idea of the bell peppers, and particularly the suggestion to use a medley of colored peppers. I chose not to cook them first, and quite honestly, I don't think I'd have liked them cooked. I didn't include the corn out of consideration for Hubs' sensitive innards and, quite honestly, I think they were better for that omission anyway. I reduced the amount of salt by half and since it was just right, I can only imagine these would have been too salty had I used the full amount. I found I had to use a far greater amount of milk to get the dough to the correct consistency. I have no idea why this was so far off. Finally, 350 degrees is a little too moderate for biscuits. I increased the temperature to the more conventional 425 degrees, and baked them about 12-15 minutes. (Time, of course, will depend on your oven and the size of the biscuits. I dropped the dough by quarter cupfuls) Once out of the oven I brushed them with melted butter to which I had added California garlic salt. The biscuits baked up nice and plump with a golden and somewhat crispy exterior. You really do need that higher heat! The mixed colors of the bell peppers made these confetti-like pretty, and the melted butter gave them a glossy sheen and a nice flavor from the garlic salt. I liked them a lot. The ultimate result was that the bell pepper was a tasty and interesting addition but unfortunately that was not enough to redeem the recipe from the issues I've outlined.


13 Ratings

Nov 30, 2006

Instead of bell peppers try canned green chiles. Mmmmm... Since they are already cooked you don't even need to sautee them unless you want to do it quickly (to help incorporate the butter).

May 06, 2005

These southwest style biscuits are very good. I added a teaspoon of sugar and they came out great. Quite an odd name, but good nonetheless. Thanks for the recipe!

Jun 22, 2009

These were very good my husband really like them , I did do a few changes I added green chilies, some green onion, a little garlic just a pinch and a little sugar. I will make them again, easy and good.

Jan 16, 2003

Not sure if I made these right, but they came out ok. I had to add more milk, because the peppers and corn weren't mixing in. Then is was too sticky, so I had to add more flour. I used lactose free milk and cheese and they still tasted pretty good. My husband really likes them and suggested they need bits of cooked bacon and some tomato sauce. I would probably make these again, as they are a pretty easy biscuit recipe. Maybe, I was supposed to add spicy peppers. A.

Jan 07, 2015

I subbed spelt flour for the all-purpose flour, and added 1 tsp. poultry seasoning. More milk was added due to the change in flour. My family really liked these!

Aug 25, 2012

These were fine as-is, but I wish I'd halved the recipe and subbed green chiles for the bell pepper as other reviewers had. That would have taken these biscuits to a solid 4 stars.


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  • Calories
  • 210 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.9 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 6.4 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 409 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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