TWD: Sweet Cream Biscuits

by Holly on April 20, 2010

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Sweet Cream Biscuits are this week’s recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie, as chosen by Melissa of Love at First Bite.

Although biscuits seem innocuous enough to make, I’ve often found them to be quite a challenge. It has actually taken me several years to get the hang of it. Pretty much, my problem was always, without fail, overworking and handling the dough too much. It always results in a ‘hockey puck’ type of biscuit that just really doesn’t appeal.
Since I got my copy of Dorie’s Baking book I have actually made these biscuits several times. I really love how they turn out, tender, flavorful and light with just a little sweetness. I love how easy they are with skipping out on the process of cutting the butter or some other type of fat into the flour mixture. It seemed a little sketchy at first to just mix in heavy cream, but after some thought, and the fact that heavy cream, when beat long enough turns into butter, really started to make a lot of sense.
Our favorite way to eat biscuits is just with some soft butter and homemade jam. Yum!
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{ 23 comments }

Manggy April 20, 2010 at 9:39 am

Ooh, I'd love a biscuit recipe that doesn't turn out heavy and weird. I'm going to hunt for this one! πŸ™‚

chocolatechic April 20, 2010 at 11:56 am

They look fabulous.

Cristine April 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm

Your biscuits look great!

Mary Ann April 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Perfect! I love the color and height you got. Great job!

Criollobylisa April 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm

Lovely…did you brush an egg wash on top?

Jess April 20, 2010 at 2:26 pm

Yum – those look perfect!

theeclecticconnoisseur April 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm

Gorgeous biscuits! I think I must have overworked my dough, because mine were more like hockey pucks. πŸ˜‰

Nickki April 20, 2010 at 3:25 pm

They look delicious! I loved this simple recipe πŸ™‚

sarahe April 20, 2010 at 3:59 pm

they look perfect!

Amber Marie April 20, 2010 at 4:18 pm

These look like biscuits should look – high and flaky! I loved how easy these were.

thewhimsicalcupcake April 20, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Mmm these look great! Biscuits are tricky little fellas to me!

Tia April 20, 2010 at 6:11 pm

great rise on these – they're sky high!

Susan April 20, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Perfect as always! These really were so simple to make…no excuse for not having fresh baked biscuits every morning. πŸ™‚

steph- whisk/spoon April 20, 2010 at 7:48 pm

wow–you really do have biscuit-making down! they look so nice…way more height than mine. πŸ™‚

Gourmified April 20, 2010 at 7:49 pm

They look Ah-mazing! Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!

Hope you plan on some big celebrating fun!!!

Anne April 20, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Wow look at the height, those look perfect! I love the second picture especially!

Katrina April 20, 2010 at 8:47 pm

And your biscuits really do look perfect!
I totally enjoyed these, too. It's also a hop away from my favorite scones recipe, so I played around with that!
I, too, love that there is no added butter/fat besides the cream–so easy.

Pamela April 20, 2010 at 11:45 pm

Everyone's biscuits look so wonderful, including yours. Mine didn't turn out like I had imagined, but they were still tasty. Guess I'll have to try again. πŸ™‚

Sweet and Savory April 21, 2010 at 3:12 am

I am not sure that biscuits can be gorgeous but if they can, yours surely are.

Flourchild April 21, 2010 at 11:43 am

Our fav. way to eat them is with butter and jam too! Your biscuits look so fat and tasty!

Carol Peterman April 21, 2010 at 4:49 pm

These were winners! I too loved how easy they are to make.

TeaLady April 26, 2010 at 3:44 am

THOSE are gorgeous biscuits. How'd you get them to rise so perfectly.

Fortunately my Hubs loves hucky puck biscuits.

Sugar And Stockings April 30, 2010 at 2:23 am

These are my fav "feeling lazy and not up to the fuss but I want everybody to stuff their faces and talk about how country girls always make the best biscuits" biscuit recipe! They never fail!

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