Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Basic Biscuits



This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was picked by Jennifer of Cooking for Comfort. She chose Basic Biscuits, which are a classic flour, butter, milk (or buttermilk) biscuit. You can get the recipe on Jennifer’s blog and don’t forget to check out the Tuesdays with Dorie site to check out all the variations of this week’s recipe. I can imagine that you could change this one up in a quite a few ways!

I could have sworn that we already made basic biscuits for Tuesdays with Dorie, but we’d made cream biscuits which are just a bit different. These are very simple and Dorie says the trick to light flaky biscuits is to not handle the dough very much. It’s hard to know what is too much and what is too little. I used the lightest touch possible with these and I think they turned out fairly well. You’d never call them mile-high biscuits, but that’s ok.

These are super simple to make. I was making chili for dinner one night and was able to make chili and put it on to simmer, and made the biscuits while it was simmering. I cut the recipe in half and made 5 biscuits, which was more than enough for the two of us. My biscuits were flaky and had a good buttery flavor and paired well with the chili. You do need to eat them right away, but if you made a lot you could freeze the dough before baking. Unless you are like me, and forget anything that is in the freezer! These were nice rolls for a rainy fall day.

Recipe from Baking from My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, page 21

8 comments:

Sunshine said...

MMMMM....I LOVE BISCUITS! I cant make them good at all. I am going to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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Peggy said...

Never paired chili with biscuits but I bet it was delicious. Your biscuits look good.

Flourchild said...

I love chilli and biscuits! A perfect meal on a cold fall day! Im glad you enjoyed the recipe, they look good!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Yum, yum! I bet they were perfect with the chili! :)

Cindy said...

What a perfect fall meal. I do love to freeze dough for biscuits or scones. There are just 2 of us so a full recipe goes a long way. Frozen scone dough is money in the bank

Jennifer said...

Love that you had these with chili-we enjoyed ours with beef stew! YUM!

Thanks for baking along with me this week!

Cakelaw said...

Yummo - I bet these were fab with chili!

Jessica said...

Your post makes me want to make a big batch just for the freezer and future chili/soup meals! The biscuits look wonderful.