Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Post #188: TWD Sweet Cream Biscuits

Hello, out there! I am back. I may be in and out, but I am definitely back.  Since I have been gone, I have given birth to the last (yes, for sure) addition to our family, Miss Lilah Abigail Little.

From TWD Sweet Cream Biscuits

It is a crazier new world with two babies in the house, but it is so much fun, too! Now we are a family of seven (us and 5 kiddos). It can be hard work, but it really is worth it.  I can not imagine my life without them. 

I am so behind on everything! I am behind on grocery shopping. I am behind on decorating my house. I am  behind on my "to-do" list, which drives me battier than any bat in a belfry! I am two books behind in one book club and one behind in the other. I am also behind in my TWD challenges. I really wanted to make the Swedish Visiting Cake, especially since it seemed so easy and is my kind of dry cake for coffee, and the marbled loaf from a few weeks back. I really intend to make those two really soon to give away to my awesome neighbors. 

With all the craziness of the past days sprinkled with interrupted sleep, I really appreciated the simple recipe presented as this week's TWD challenge.  It does not get any easier than biscuits! It really does not taste any better than Sweet Cream Biscuits! Sweet biscuits = Happy Southerners. Therefore, the lavishing of these baked babies with honey or preserves and sweet butter. We will not even start talking about topping them off with white gravy and crumbled sage or maple sausage.  My mouth is watering. 

When making biscuits, one of the most important ingredients next to the flour, is the baking powder. I found out that both my containers are expired! Yikes, how did I let this happen? Luckily for me, my biscuits rose a little.

From TWD Sweet Cream Biscuits

In order to compensate for the lack of my powder's power, I cut my biscuits 1- inch thick, instead of Dorie's recommended 1/2- inch thick. Here is how the difference looked:

From TWD Sweet Cream Biscuits

Since I am watching my caloric intake now (the party is over!), I tasted half a biscuit. These biscuits were pretty good. I think I will try them again with better baking powder and a little more sweet cream. I tasted a hint of the sweet tart doughy yumminess that is signature Dorie Greenspan. These babies were definitely easy to throw together (I made mine while getting the boys ready for school) and pantry friendly!

Thanks to Melissa of A Love at First Bite. This was a very easy recipe to get myself back into the Foodie Groove.  Please visit her site. Her biscuits look amazing!

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Jennifer said...

Your biscuits look delicious-and congratulations to you and your little bundle of joy-she is beautiful!!!!

Melissa said...

Wow, congratulations on your new baby! I can't believe you have 5 kiddos - I have my hands full with two. How do you find time to bake? Your biscuits look great. What a difference it made to roll them out thicker. Thanks for baking with me this week!

Flourchild said...

Congrats to you and your family. What a darling little baby!
Your biscuits look so good..fat and tasty looking!

Leslie said...

Congrats on your new sweet baby! I'm amazed that you could even consider baking with a new baby. Your biscuits look fabulous! I can't imagine how great they would look if your baking powder hadn't been tired out.

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Your new addition is just adorable! Congrats!

5 Star Foodie said...

Yummy biscuits! And congratulations!!! Your baby is so beautiful!

Life with Kaishon said...

Congratulations on your new baby. She is very beautiful! I am so happy for you. So, so happy!