Tuesday, April 20, 2010

TWD: Sweet Cream Biscuits



This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie selection is Sweet Cream Biscuits. I think this is probably the most “rustic-looking” baked good I’ve ever featured on this site. Last week when I was reminiscing about life before a food blog, I forgot to mention that pre-blog it didn’t really matter what my baked goods looked like, just that they tasted good – and these biscuits tasted great, nice and light! It still shouldn’t matter, but sometimes my vanity gets the better of me and, let’s face it, this biscuits are a little scrappy. I was nervous about overworking the dough and tried to keep as light of a touch as possible; I think I erred on the side of under mixing the dough. Oh well, I will know next time. They did rise. I had initially been anxious to make these to serve with a dinner, simply for the novelty that we weren’t baking something sweet, but I ended up serving them with eggs for breakfast and they were delicious then, especially slathered with butter and honey. I had two and it took a lot of restraint to not go back for a third, and luckily Josh finished the leftovers within 24 hours (it was only a half batch), so I didn’t get too tempted to snack on them.



This recipe rated a 7.5 for Deliciousness and a 2.5 for Effort, for an EDR of 3. Our hostess this week is Melissa of Love at First Bite; Melissa’s posts are always upbeat and fun to read and her treats always look terrific. You can find the recipe here and click here to see what the other bakers thought of these biscuits.

14 comments:

Cristine said...

Taste is always number 1 in my book!

Clivia said...

Agreed. They tasted good and that means they're a success. Lovely!

JoAnn Freda said...

I love that you described the biscuits as scrappy. This recipe is a nice reminder that biscuits are a delicious, easy baked good that I could make anytime.

Kayte said...

Always good to find a hit of a recipe...going back for seconds, or thirds, is surely a hit recipe! Yours look wonderful, so light and airy. I think you've found a keeper.

sarahe said...

they look so yummy!

Tia said...

nice fluted biscuits! i so want a fluted cutter now.

Mimi said...

Perfect biscuits. They were quick and delicious.
Mimi

Tracey said...

Haha I do miss the days pre-blog where I didn't care so much what my food looked like as long as it tasted good. Glad these were a hit for you guys - looks like you get some nice rise on yours!

Linda said...

I think biscuits taste best when they are homey and rustic looking...it's a sign that they're truly homemade.

You did a great job...they look perfectly light and fluffy!

jillbert said...

They look so nice and tall! It is disappointing to bake something that's not pretty. Two years ago I sure wasn't thinking about taking photos of my food, pretty or not!

Susan said...

As long as they taste good, they are good. :)

TeaLady said...

THESE were very good biscuits. Funny how we are more worried now about looks. Still worried about taste, but.....

Melissa said...

Aw, thanks for your kind words about my blog! I'm so glad you baked along with me this week. I love the shape of your biscuits!

Kaitlin said...

I know what you mean about wanting things to look right for the blog. They might be a bit scrappy looking, but they do look delicious - flaky and golden. Mmm.