Tuesday, October 11, 2011

TWD- Basic Biscuits

Have you ever watched Alton Brown's Good Eats Biscuit episode? It's a total crack up and features Alton and his grandma in a biscuit bake off, his science and technique against her traditions. The end result is that both made delicious biscuits. In the southwest, I think it's more likely that you have a special homemade salsa recipe than family biscuit style. Maybe that's just our family. I remember my mom making Bisquick biscuits and cutting them out with a glass. For her, a biscuit (along with most carbs) is "a vehicle" to gravy, butter, jam, whatever. We aren't picky about them around here and after a week of sick kids, I looked forward to a simple Tuesdays with Dorie recipe.

I let my little man do the measuring, mixing, and rolling of these biscuits. He loves using any cookie cutter and while I tried to follow Alton's advice to push straight down and not maul the biscuits, I'm not sure that was quite the case. My biscuits were a little short but they were a lot delicious nonetheless. We ate them all right off the pan with a little butter and homemade raspberry jam my mom and I made a few weeks ago. Baby Strawberry had the biggest jammy smile, my little man was proud of 'his' biscuits, and Mr. Carbohydrate polished several off before I even took a picture. You can see the recipe here or in Dorie Greenspan's awesome Baking from My Home to Yours. This recipe might be basic but it's a winner at our house.

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7 comments:

TeaLady said...

I dont' think there is any better 'vehicle' for gravy, jam, whatever, than a biscuit. These were good, wern't they?

Tia said...

alton brown cracks me up. he is awesome! baby strawberry looks soooo cute too!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

We love Alton too! your biscuits look delicious - glad the kids are better - your little one is a treat!
Mary x

Jessica said...

I love Alton's take on biscuits - always hilarious. Your biscuits look great, and clearly were enjoyed by everyone.

LaNell said...

I think Alton is my favorite! He's even funnier than Julia, and she was so down to earth she was hilarious. It was fun watching this episode with his grandma again.

Cindy said...

Love cute baby strawberry, what a sweetie! My guys think biscuits are a vehicle for gravy! Dories recipe is a good one. I'll have to watch the Alton Brown episode.
Have a great day.

Jennifer said...

Your biscuits look perfect. Thanks for baking along with me this week!