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.