Tuesday, April 20, 2010

TWD- Sweet Cream Biscuits

It's Tuesday and I really owe Melissa for picking such a simple, delicious recipe for this week's Dorie Treat. I'll admit I'm not really a biscuit master. I'm sure these could have been taller, had I followed directions better, remembered all of Alton Brown's advice from his Biscuit episode, or maybe just been born in the South or something! Even so they were yummy. I could also mix them up in about two minutes using only my left hand, which is saying something (since I can hardly brush my teeth or pick up Baby Strawberry with that hand, really!) 

The neat thing about these biscuits is that they don't require any fat besides (a little, ahem) heavy cream. Today, like many days, I had half a carton in my fridge from some ganache or something I made earlier. I whipped up a half batch of these biscuits, finished off the cream before it went bad, and really, really enjoyed the spicy sausage gravy my mom made to put on top. Because although this recipe is simple enough for an uncoordinated girl with a hand cast to make, I really can't be trusted with gravy or anything that requires cutting at this point. Hopefully next week. My hand is getting better each day and with any luck Baby Strawberry won't learn to crawl before I'm back to baking- because then I'm really in trouble!

See the other delicious biscuits here. It'll make you hungry, promise.

35 comments:

Becky said...

i loved how easy these were too. I keep hearing about this biscuit episode of alton's. i need to see it.

hope your hand comes to full recovery soon! :)

Romaine said...

Obviously, you can take nice pictures with one hand too. I'm pretty sure my guys would have loved these with some of your mom's gravy.

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Flourchild said...

They look really yummy! Im sure they tasted great with that sausage gravy!
Im glad your hand is getting better.

April said...

Yours look delicious!

Leslie said...

One handed biscuits? That's a great recipe (and yours look so good!) I must have missed the hand injury...I hope it heals fast!

Jess said...

Making biscuits with a hand cast - wow! You are a dedicated baker. They look fantastic.

theeclecticconnoisseur said...

Lovely photo! That sausage gravy sounds delicious. Glad to hear your hand is mending well.

Joy said...

Your biscuits look great! And the gravy sounds amazing.

Hope your hand heals quickly!

Jeannette said...

These were very easy weren't they?

I'm sad to tell you, living in the south doesn't yield any better biscuits haha! I can attest to that!

But yours do look great!

Sweet and Savory said...

Biscuits and gravy oh dreamy.

I was fortunate enough to break my left hand when I broke it. My right is dominant.

Susan said...

Great looking biscuits!! Hope the hand continues to heal. :)

Pamela said...

Hope you are back to yourself and full use of your hands soon. In the meantime, you did a fab job on these biscuits!

Amber Marie said...

I loved how easy these were! Yours look great.

Karen said...

hope your hand feels better soon! These look like they turned out perfectly for a one handed baker! :)

CB said...

Omg cast? I missed the story on that one! Poor thing. I've never broken a bone before *knock on wood* so I don't know what it's like to wear a cast. I can't imagine doing baking with my left hand. My left hand is useless. Props to you! and your lovely biscuits too :)
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Mary said...

Wow--you are very accomplished with one hand, baking and photography-wise! I've never tried sausage gravy--will look for it on my next trip to the USA. Is it a regional thing or all over?

tasteofbeirut said...

Your biscuits look so tempting! I am wanting one now with some butter and honey!

Carol Peterman said...

These are the perfect thing to make one-handed. Hope you heal soon.

Katrina said...

Love your photo with the red plate!
Glad this was such a simple one for you. Hope you continue to heal quickly!

Lauryn said...

I hope your hand gets better soon, that must be so frustrating, espec with a baby!! I the meantime, you made soe lovely biscuits, and with your non dominant hand...impressive!! They look great!

Ellie said...

Sorry about your hand. Your biscuits came out wonderfully. I didn't try mine with a savory topping, but I can only imagine that they taste amazing!

Melissa said...

We had them with sausage gravy too. Your biscuits look really great! Thanks for baking my selection this week!

spike. said...

A perfect recipe to get you back into baking! your biscuits look delish

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your biscuits look delicious!

Tracey said...

Hope you're well on your way to recovery - sounds like a tricky situation with only one hand! The biscuits look fabulous :) Kudos for making them this week - that's dedication!

Audra Roberts said...

Yum!! My husband would love it if I made biscuits and gravy. Your moms recipie, looks delicious. Baking with one hand is a talent.

Nickki said...

Sausage gravy sounds delicious! This recipe was super quick and easy. Your biscuits look so good! I can never get mine to rise as high as I would like.

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Piggy said...

biscuits with sausage gravy sounds really yummy! Hope that your hand recovers soon!

TeaLady said...

Almost too easy. And very tasty. Mine didn't rise much but they were good.


love the red plate and the chintz cloth. Beautiful

TeaLady said...

BTW hand cast?? What did I miss?

Helen said...

I hope our hand is better soon. It must be so difficult to look after your baby with one hand. I'm glad you can still bake though! These look great!

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Danielle said...

I didn't have any sweet cream on hand so I used half and half. They turned out super tasty!