Tuesdays with Dorie: Sweet Cream BiscuitsApril 20, 2010
This week, the Tuesdays with Dorie bakers baked Sweet Cream Biscuits. Most of my biscuit experience involves the cardboard tube that you rap on the countertop until it bursts open. Well, these are almost as easy to make! I wanted them for breakfast, so I got up, baked them while still in my jammies, and was eating one before I was lightheaded from hunger.
This recipe was selected by Melissa from Love at First Bite. I “met” Melissa when I got her name for the TWD holiday card exchange in 2008, and her blog has been on my regular reading list since then. Along with the TWD recipes, she’s got a lot of great looking things out there. In fact, I just took a look and remembered that I want to try the Malaysian Chicken Pizza she posted in February. Check out her lovely photos, delicious recipes, and cute boys!
What I did: I made half the recipe and got six biscuits. I baked two of the biscuits and froze the rest for baking in the future. Is it a huge waste of energy to heat up the oven to bake two biscuits? Probably, but if I would have baked more, I would have eaten more.
How it went: Aside from worrying about handling the dough too much, these were really easy to make. Whisk the dry ingredients, mix in the cream, pat to 1/2″ thick, cut into circles, bake. Not having much biscuit-baking experience, I was amazed that these have just cream and no butter.
How it tasted: I ate one right out of the oven, half with butter and half with butter and jam. The texture was crisp on the outside and amazingly soft and fluffy on the inside. This was a wonderful breakfast treat. When my husband got up, I told him to eat the biscuit right away because it might still be a little warm. I think he was generally confused about where the biscuit came from and why I was making him eat it, but he said it was very good and gave it a thumbs-up. He’s not too chatty in the morning, so that was a really good review. I’m looking forward to baking the frozen ones another day!
Side Note: I am going to New York City in a few weeks. If anyone has restaurant, shopping, or sightseeing suggestions, please leave them in the comments or email me at bakewithjill [at] gmail.com. Thanks!