This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Melissa of Love at First Bite: sweet cream biscuits! The recipe has all of 5 ingredients and can seriously be thrown together in just a few minutes. That might lead you to believe it would be impossible to screw up, but I found a way. Biscuits scare me – I never know how much I should be handling the dough to get the best results. I thought I followed Dorie’s instructions exactly here but clearly something went awry. I did freeze the shaped biscuits overnight before baking, but since Dorie specifically says you can do that, I can’t imagine that was the problem. My little biscuits didn’t rise at all and they definitely weren’t very soft. Still, they were fairly tasty and since I scaled the recipe way back to make just 3 biscuits, I wasn’t too upset.
Since I’m pretty sure these aren’t the biscuits Dorie had in mind when she wrote this recipe, I will have to try them again. I wish I’d had time to research what might have gone and make the biscuits again before today, but I’ve been busy. In lieu of repeating the recipe, I decided to jazz up my little flat biscuits and the first thing that came to mind was strawberry shortcake! Unfortunately, I didn’t have any strawberries so I dug in my freezer and came up with peaches instead. I whipped a little cream and stacked it along with a few defrosted peaches and one of my biscuits. Delicious! Though, in all fairness, anything that includes a mound of whipped cream is awesome in my book.
Big thanks to Melissa for hosting this week! My apologies for not producing nicer biscuits If you’d like to give these biscuits a shot, you can find the recipe on Melissa’s blog or on page 23 of Baking: From My Home to Yours.