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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

TWD: Sweet Cream Biscuits

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Sweet Cream Biscuits are this week's recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie, as chosen by Melissa of Love at First Bite.

Although biscuits seem innocuous enough to make, I've often found them to be quite a challenge. It has actually taken me several years to get the hang of it. Pretty much, my problem was always, without fail, overworking and handling the dough too much. It always results in a 'hockey puck' type of biscuit that just really doesn't appeal.

Since I got my copy of Dorie's Baking book I have actually made these biscuits several times. I really love how they turn out, tender, flavorful and light with just a little sweetness. I love how easy they are with skipping out on the process of cutting the butter or some other type of fat into the flour mixture. It seemed a little sketchy at first to just mix in heavy cream, but after some thought, and the fact that heavy cream, when beat long enough turns into butter, really started to make a lot of sense.

Our favorite way to eat biscuits is just with some soft butter and homemade jam. Yum!

Check out the TWD Blogroll to see all the biscuits!

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23 comments:

Manggy said...

Ooh, I'd love a biscuit recipe that doesn't turn out heavy and weird. I'm going to hunt for this one! :)

chocolatechic said...

They look fabulous.

Cristine said...

Your biscuits look great!

Mary Ann said...

Perfect! I love the color and height you got. Great job!

Criollobylisa said...

Lovely...did you brush an egg wash on top?

Jess said...

Yum - those look perfect!

theeclecticconnoisseur said...

Gorgeous biscuits! I think I must have overworked my dough, because mine were more like hockey pucks. ;)

Nickki said...

They look delicious! I loved this simple recipe :-)

sarahe said...

they look perfect!

Amber Marie said...

These look like biscuits should look - high and flaky! I loved how easy these were.

thewhimsicalcupcake said...

Mmm these look great! Biscuits are tricky little fellas to me!

Tia said...

great rise on these - they're sky high!

Susan said...

Perfect as always! These really were so simple to make...no excuse for not having fresh baked biscuits every morning. :)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

wow--you really do have biscuit-making down! they look so nice...way more height than mine. :)

Gourmified said...

They look Ah-mazing! Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!

Hope you plan on some big celebrating fun!!!

Anne said...

Wow look at the height, those look perfect! I love the second picture especially!

Katrina said...

And your biscuits really do look perfect!
I totally enjoyed these, too. It's also a hop away from my favorite scones recipe, so I played around with that!
I, too, love that there is no added butter/fat besides the cream--so easy.

Pamela said...

Everyone's biscuits look so wonderful, including yours. Mine didn't turn out like I had imagined, but they were still tasty. Guess I'll have to try again. :)

Sweet and Savory said...

I am not sure that biscuits can be gorgeous but if they can, yours surely are.

Flourchild said...

Our fav. way to eat them is with butter and jam too! Your biscuits look so fat and tasty!

Carol Peterman said...

These were winners! I too loved how easy they are to make.

TeaLady said...

THOSE are gorgeous biscuits. How'd you get them to rise so perfectly.

Fortunately my Hubs loves hucky puck biscuits.

Sugar And Stockings said...

These are my fav "feeling lazy and not up to the fuss but I want everybody to stuff their faces and talk about how country girls always make the best biscuits" biscuit recipe! They never fail!

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