Science of Baking: Biscuits

I have been on the hunt for the best biscuit recipe.  During the search, I have become very interested in the range of the amount of ingredients used as well as the impact of the temperature of ingredients has on the resulting biscuits. I love the science of baking. So I decided to create a…

Another Day, Another Biscuit: Part 5

My buttermilk biscuit obsession continues into 2018. Here are some tips to fluffy, golden biscuits with beautiful layers: Grate and freeze the butter Freeze the baking sheet of biscuits for 10 minutes  Brush with melted butter and place in oven BEST BUTTERMILK BISCUITS INGREDIENTS 2 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp kosher salt 2 tsp…

Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook and Buttermilk Biscones

If I ever make it to Savannah, Georgia, I am definitely going to stop in at the Back in the Day Bakery. I just discovered this bakery, their cookbooks as well as their famous Buttermilk Biscone. (And a little detour from my hunt for the perfect, traditional buttermilk biscuit.) This husband and wife baking team,…

Another Day, Another Biscuit. Part 4

The quest, and obsession, to find the perfect biscuit recipe continues. These are flaky and have beautiful layers. I like the combination of different flours, fats and milks. FLAKY BUTTERMILK BISCUITS INGREDIENTS 1 2/3 cups all purpose flour 1/3 cup bread flour 1 Tbsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, chilled 3…

Another Day, Another Biscuit. Part 3

The hunt for the perfect biscuit recipe continues. Today I tested out Edna Lewis’ and Anthony Bourdain’s recipes.  One with lard and one with butter. Both were yummy but Edna’s did rise a bit more.  It is very interesting to compare the two recipes, both ingredients and techniques.   Biscuits From “The Taste of Country…

Another Day, Another Biscuit. Part 2

The quest for the perfect biscuit continues …. ​recipe from Biscuit Love in Nashville. Flaky, buttery and amazing. This biscuit is now #1. Biscuit Love Golden Biscuits From Nashville’s Biscuit Love  Yield: 10 large biscuits 4 tsp sugar 2 tsp rapid-rise dry yeast 2 1/2 c ap flour, plus more for flouring 2 1/2 tsp…

Another Day, Another Biscuit

I am on a mission to find the best biscuit recipe. So I’m been testing out a number of recipes. These are my favorites so far in order from “hell yeah” to “still pretty damn good.” #1 Flaky-ass Biscuits from Everything I Want to Eat; Sqirl and the New California Cooking by Jessica Koslow So…