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KFC Buttermilk Biscuits

By Todd Wilbur


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In 1991 Kentucky Fried Chicken bigwigs decided to improve the image of America's third-largest fast-food chain. As a more health-conscious society began to affect sales of fried chicken, the company changed its name to KFC and introduced a lighter fare of skinless chicken.

In the last forty years KFC has experienced extraordinary growth. Five years after first franchising the business, Colonel Harland Sanders had 400 outlets in the United States and Canada. Four years later there were more than 600 franchises, including one in England, the first overseas outlet. In 1964 John Y. Brown, Jr., a young Louisville lawyer, and Jack Massey, a Nashville financier, bought the Colonel's business for $2 million. Only seven years later, in 1971 Heublein, Inc., bought the KFC Corporation for $275 million. Then in 1986, for a whopping $840 million, PepsiCo added KFC to its conglomerate, which now includes Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. That means PepsiCo owns more fast food outlets than any other company including McDonald's.

At each KFC restaurant, workers blend real buttermilk with a dry blend to create the well-know buttermilk biscuits that have been a popular menu item since their introduction in 1982.

Source: Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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gayle adams
Oct 14, 2017, 08:09

I have a recipe booklet I got from KFC many years ago. The recipe in this booklet is as follows: 1 1/2 cups flour, 1 T sugar, 1 1/2 t salt, 1 T baking powder and 1 cup scant milk. Lard or shortening size of egg. Nest the flour, add most of the milk put in shortening, begin squeezing the lard and flour in the milk until thoroughly mixed, add rest of milk if needed and mix, Turn on to floured board, knead until consistency desired, cut into biscuits. Makes 13 biscuits. Recipe does not give baking instructions.

Ging
Sep 21, 2013, 22:00

Biscuits are not suppose to be sweet. The sugar ruined them.. way to sweet

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