twd ~ Sweet Cream Biscuits

I had no idea that biscuits didn't have to have butter or lard and could still taste so good!

I used half regular flour and half whole-wheat flour. I made the dough one night to freeze. My mom was coming for dinner the next night and I knew I wouldn't have time to make them after work. Dorie writes to make the biscuits and freeze them on a baking sheet before securing them in an airtight container. I popped them in the freezer on a baking sheet...and totally forgot about them! The next morning they surprised me, and they looked a little worse for the night - a little frosty. Given this little misadventure, I was a little worried how they would taste. But they were delicious! They came out being very crisp on the outside and doughy in the middle. I didn't roll and cut them, instead just roughly forming them into rounds. My mom and I both prefer rough biscuits. They aren't as pretty, but they have more crispy corners on top.

I would definitely make these again, although it won't replace a good buttermilk biscuit. It's a little too sweet for that. We had it with coconut curried carrot soup and salad and it was perfect. Thanks to Melissa of Love at First Bite for this week's pick!

16 comments:

Mary said...

Glad they surprised the freezer--I liked these too! I ate mine with marmalade for dinner:)

Flourchild said...

They look great. I used buttermilk in mine and they were good!

TeaLady said...

Well, they look yummy.

I sometimes prefer 'drop' biscuits. More nooks and crannys for butter, etc.

Tia said...

ww flour gives thes a whole new look!

spike. said...

love the whole wheat flour! Wish I had thought of that

Lauryn said...

they look great!! So glad you and your mom enjoyed them!!

Melissa said...

Great idea to use some whole wheat flour. I'm so glad yours turned out so well! Thanks for baking my selection this week!

Leslie said...

I always for get when I put something in the freezer, so I'm glad they were successful. Sounds like a wonderful dinner with the soup and salad!

Joy said...

I love the 'rough' biscuits, too! Especially with butter :)

Thanks for sharing your variations - I'll have to try subbing some whole wheat next time, and knowing the freezing works well is great for make-aheads. Your biscuits look great!

Joy said...

I was just browsing your blog - and I've just been working on tofu here, too! I've been trying baking it after dipping it in soy sauce. That worked pretty well, but I'm hoping to try next a way of dry frying it (no oil in the pan for about 30 min or so) and then marinading it before adding it to the dish. I'm interested in seeing any tips you learn with tofu!

Mary said...

I'm such a moron--I meant 'survived' the freezer!
:D

jillbert said...

They look great! I like that you used some wheat flour and hand-formed them. Great ideas!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your biscuits look fantastic! I love the rustic look too!

Kimberly Johnson said...

Your biscuits look fantastic!

Nickki said...

Your biscuits look great! I loved them with strawberry jam :-)

Pamela said...

They look great! I'm glad you and your mom enjoyed your tasty efforts.