Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Maple Cornmeal Biscuits
This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was selected by Lindsay from A Little Something… Sweet. She chose Maple Cornmeal Biscuits, which are a quick little drop biscuit sweetened with a little maple syrup. You can get the complete recipe on Lindsay’s blog. I’m sure that the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers exercised their creativity this week and mixed up the recipe a bit. You can see all of their posts linked off of the Tuesdays with Dorie site.
The past weekend, when I typically bake my Tuesdays with Dorie recipes, was super busy as I had my ballet recital plus ballet photos. Luckily, these biscuits take virtually no time to make, maybe 5 minutes to stir together the dough and then 15 minutes to bake them. I decided to cut the recipe in half and I made 8 biscuits, so I guess mine are a little on the smaller side. I made mine early in the weekend, before the other Tuesdays with Dorie bloggers posted that these bake quickly and to watch the time. Oops, I baked mine for the full time and they got a little scorched along the edges. I should know better to watch!
Since I over baked mine, they did dry out quite quickly but they weren’t too bad right out of the oven. It’s amazing, I use a fairly fine-ground cornmeal, but these were still quite crunchy. I thought that the maple flavor was subtle, just a bit of background sweetness. I think that you could sweeten these up and serve them with butter and jam, or they would pair well with a soup for a more savory application. I had mine just plain, which was pretty good, too. Next time, I will watch the oven more carefully, but baking accidents happen from time to time.
Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 24