Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tuesdays with Dorie - Sweet Cream Biscuits

I missed a huge milestone last post! :( It was my 100th post! And, I didn't even realize it until today when I signed into my blog and saw that I had 100 posts. This post is 101. So, Happy 100th post (a day late) to me!!!

Okay, now on to the real business here...biscuits! This week Melissa of Love at First Bite (don't you just love that name?) picked Sweet Cream Biscuits as her choice for Tuesdays with Dorie. Melissa has a wonderful blog, takes gorgeous pictures and has the most adorable little boy who makes appearances in her posts from time to time. Be sure to stop by and get the recipe for these biscuits and check out some of the other wonderful recipes she has posted.

Biscuits are one of those things that often strike fear in the hearts of bakers. They can be so temperamental...the biscuits, not the bakers. Well, bakers can be temperamental too, but that would be for another post. I mentioned in a post a while back that I once "helped" my Mom make biscuits by patting them all down before they went into the oven. None of them rose and Mom couldn't figure out why she had "hockey pucks" instead of tall fluffy biscuits. :}

Since then I have made many a batch of biscuits myself and think I do alright. I haven't had any hockey pucks, though occasionally my biscuits don't rise really tall. These fell somewhere in between flat and really tall. I thought they were about the perfect height myself.

Super easy to make because there is no butter to have to work into the flour. The fat that the butter usually supplies is in the heavy cream you use. Flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and heavy cream. If you mix it with a light hand, and treat it somewhat gently you are rewarded with light, tender, delicious biscuits! I served mine with just a little butter on them,  along side some chicken tenders I made. The next day I used them to make sausage and egg biscuits. They were delicious both ways. Melissa used hers with sausage gravy...I sure could go for a plate of that right now...maybe I will go whip up another batch of these for lunch!  :)

Please drop by  TWD and see who else baked these wonderful biscuits.

37 comments:

  1. Reading all these blogs about biscuits is making me really hungry!! Yours are no exception. I had mine with cream and jam. Will have to try them with a savoury meal sometime. The biscuits & gravy idea could be lethal!

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  2. Happy belated 100 posts! Quite a milestone :) The biscuits look great!

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  3. Oh, you southern girls and your biscuits...perfect ones each and every time! Yours look lovely. I think I was supposed to put them in a basket as everyone seems to have done that...oops. Happy 101st!

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  4. Coming from a temperamental baker, you biscuits turned out beautifully! :D And congratulations on your 101st. post!

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  5. Yours rose beautifully. Guess mine were on the temperamental side. Ah, well. Try again!!

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  6. they look gorgeous! and congrats on 100 posts!

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  7. Your biscuits look great - they look like they rose beautifully! I love the story of "helping" your mom - too funny :)

    Congratulations on the 100th post!

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  8. i like your bisuit cutter, the ridges look nice. great browning and color on these biscuts. they look delish!

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  9. Thank you for your sweet words about my blog! I'm so glad you enjoyed these, sounds like you're an expert biscuit maker! Thanks for baking along with me this week!

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  10. Susan--I loved the story of you "helping" your mother make biscuits. It made me chuckle. Anyway, your biscuits look wonderful!

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  11. I just love that cutter... I tend to use it for a lot of things! Pretty biscuits - Happy 100 to you!! :)

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  12. You must have really high standards because I think these look perfect. I love that last photo with the butter melting...mmm...

    Happy 100th! I always enjoy reading your posts so much!

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  13. Happy 101 post! Your biscuits look phenomenal.

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  14. Congrats on your 100th! You have a very enjoyable blog. Wouldn't miss it. Now, please pass the biscuits. ::g::

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  15. Congrats to hitting the big 1-0-0 post! It's a milestone indeed. Love that last picture with the melting butter. It's making me upset that I can't reach into my computer and just take it. *hand hitting computer screen repeatedly* Ouch. Ouch. Ouch.
    -CB
    http://iheartfood4thought.com

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  16. Wow those do look like the perfect biscuit and I love the fluted cutter. Yum!

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  17. hee hee, fun memory about baking with your mom! :) Happy 100th post!

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  18. Your biscuits look great, and a perfect way to celebrate your 101st post! Funny story about patting all the biscuits down--did you ever confess? Maple sugar is made by cooking the syrup to a higher temp and cooling it to crystallize it. There are tons of sugarbushes near me, so I use it when I can. It is very expensive, though!

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  19. Biscuits! When I first moved to Texas I was eager to try Southern specialties and so I used to bake them quite a bit; I miss them! Yours look so real and good!

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  20. I love the fluted edges so many people have on their biscuits! Yours turned out wonderfully. Love the story about helping your mom in the kitchen...I had some helpers today, one helped by staying in the other room for a bit and the other stood between my feet while I rolled these out today and got a little flour on her cute cheeks. :)

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  21. Happy belated 100th Susan :)

    Your biscuits look fabulous! Mine weren't quite hockey pucks, but pretty darn close. I did love this recipe though since there was no butter to cut in.

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  22. Your biscuits look wonderful. I found these to be super tasty too. Happy belated 100th post.

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  23. Your biscuits look perfect! These were really good, I'm looking forward to trying them again.

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  24. They look lovely! Mine weren't very tall, but I they were fluffy inside.

    Thank you for the New York City tips. We're going to Central Park for sure. I've heard people talk about Junior's cheesecake, so trying a piece there is a great idea!

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  25. the biscuits look great and congrats on 101 posts!

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  26. I, too, loved how quickly and easily these came together. Mine were really crumbly - I think I overworked the dough.

    Happy 101!

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  27. Congratulations on your 101st post! Your biscuits look great. Loved your story about your mother's hockey puck biscuits!

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  28. Hey! Happy post #101!! Time flies, right? Nice biscuits!! They look tender and yummy.

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  29. Your biscuits look pretty close to perfect to me! I don't think I have ever had mine turn out higher than your. Very nice :)

    Kindly, ldh

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  30. Hey girl... just stopped by to say hello. And maybe help myself to some of those yummy biscuits

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  31. Happy 100th post! :-) Your biscuits have fluted edges, just like mine! They sure look fluffy and yummy!

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  32. Happy Hundred and First! And many more!
    Great biscuits these were!

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  33. Mmm, I can just picture these with a generous slathering of butter and chicken tenders. Makes my mouth water! They look fantastic.

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  34. Happy 100th milestone Susan. Miss you and hope to see you soon. Happy baking my friend!

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  35. YAY for blog #100 & 101....this babies look good!! Im ready to get myself back to baking with the group!!!

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  36. I LOVE your story about you 'helping' your mom bake biscuits! =) Your biscuits look terrific and they look pretty tall to me! I don't think I'll ever master a gentle hand with pastry, but I'll keep trying!

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  37. Happy 100 blog post! I don't keep up with that on my blog..just don't care!! As long as Im blogging that is good for me!! I love your blog and am so glad your my blogging buddy!

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