Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Sweet Cream Biscuits
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was picked by Melissa of Love At First Bite. She chose Sweet Cream Biscuits and you can get the recipe on her blog. This was another very quick recipe and I enjoyed making something different. I make so many sweet things that it was good to make something savory for a change.
I don’t recall if I have made biscuits before, but my husband has made them before. The recipe he used was fairly complex and made a big mess of the kitchen. I don’t remember how those even turned out! This was a very different recipe; just a handful of ingredients and the only fat in the recipe was the heavy cream. The recipe that my husband had tried used a lot of butter and it was the butter that ended up being so messy for him. This mixed up in a matter of minutes in one bowl, and then pat out and cut into rounds. So simple that I had made them and put them in the oven to bake and my husband asked: “You made them already?” I love recipes like this.
These were easy to make but I could have taken a little more care in getting all of the ingredients combined. I didn’t want to over mix the dough, but I never got all of the flour incorporated. My dough was really crumbly. I only made a couple of biscuits so I wasn’t too worried. I used a 2” cutter but my biscuits were super tiny. They also didn’t rise too much, but they did taste good. They would be really good as the base for strawberry shortcake or you could serve them with a nice breakfast on the weekend. We just ate them with butter and they were good that way too!
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 23