Monday, June 18, 2007

Biscuits... or as some friends of mine like to call them... "Bisthcuits"

Biscuits much like politics and religion, are a personal thing. Everyone has a mother, grandmother, aunt, etc that made the best biscuits. And after looking at tons of recipes, there really shouldnt be much difference in biscuits, because the recipes are all so similiar. Which means, that technique is imperative. Which also means, that they are likely not going to be perfect when you attempt them the first time.

When I was growing up, I hated breakfast. Every Saturday and Sunday morning my mom would make a big breakfast of homemade biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, bacon, etc... and I always fixed myself a bowl of cereal. Of course though, as I've gotten older... I've learned to love biscuits and gravy. Although, I still don't like my mom's that much. Sorry, mom!

I found this recipe on It had awesome reviews and claimed to be very easy. It is a recipe by Tyler Florence (who, created my favorite cheesecake recipe), so I figured, it's worth a shot.

I followed the recipe exactly... except when it came to folding with my hands, I needed a LOT more buttermilk to get the mixture to the sticky texture. I probably added another 1/4 to 1/3 cup of buttermilk (I didnt have any regular milk, or I would have used it). I also didn't roll out the dough as described in the recipe. I wasn't making them in my kitchen, so I was hesitant to make a huge mess (and I was in a hurry). So, the texture wasn't exactly what I like in a biscuit. But the flavor turned out right on. I'm anxious to try them again and roll them out properly.