I don’t often make biscuits, I’m not the type of person who wakes up at 6:00 am and jumps out of bed ready to bake. I do wake up at 6:00 am, but let’s just say that it takes a bit longer for my baking spirit to wake up. This wee, though, I decided to make a concerted effort to make the biscuits that were chosen by Melissa of Love at First Bite (what an awesome name!). I decided to make them on Friday morning because that is my day off (in Israel, Sunday is a regular work day and most people have Friday off instead – Saturday is still vacation) and I have a bit of time in the morning after I get the Little Rocker settled with her Cheerios (or “o’s” as she calls them). I was actually organized enough this week to get almost all of my Sabbath preparations done Thursday night so that I oculd devote myself on Friday my baking. I had to make challah (more on that later), the biscuits and a banana-cream pie for dessert (see appropriate post).
So I settled the baby with her cereal, and began. Only then did I realize that I did not have any cream. As I was still in my pjs, I had no desire to go to the store and buy cream, so I just made the recipe with whole milk. It actually came out pretty well. Not as light or as tender as I expected (I have made biscuits before with a mix that we got as a gift and they were a touch lighter) but they were still quite good.
I spread one with cream cheese for the Little Rocker and she did as she usually does, she licked the cream cheese off and left the biscuit :). Then I woke Rocker Dude with the smell of fresh biscuits and he had them with scrambled eggs and butter.
They were quite good. I had a couple of the leftovers on Sunday morning, toasted with some butter, and Dorie is right, they lose a lot of their flakiness after the first day. It was still wonderful in the cool spring morning as I walked to the bus stop, but they were better on Friday.
I want to try making some of the other biscuits in Dorie’s book and see how they compare (oh yeah, and maybe actually follow the recipe for these when making them again.)