It has been a long and painful process trying to get up the guts to try them and perfect them. In that vein, I might as well add biscuits to the mix of stress-inducing recipes.
I have made biscuits at least 256 times in the last seven years. 255.5 times they have been a pure and utter failure. Flat, tough, salty, unflaky, soggy, you name it. (The other .5 refers to the one time my kids still ate them, despite my aversion, and I think they only gagged them down then because we were having beans for dinner.)
It has been hard on my poor, little self confidence. So I gave them up.
I was tired of getting my hopes up and having them crash down with another flat, dull biscuit.
Plus, it didn’t help when my kids, trying to help, would say to me, “Mom, sorry the biscuits were yucky again tonight.” No more biscuit making for me.
Until this recipe. You can already tell from the picture that these biscuits were at least 84 times higher than my other attempts. And oh, the tender flakiness. Dreamy. Absolutely dreamy.
I’ve never had a more perfect biscuit come from the depths of my oven and I will tell you this much: I am forever loyal to this biscuit. It has dragged me from the depths of my biscuit making hell and transformed me into a believer…that homemade biscuits really can be edible.
More than edible, these delicious biscuits rely on a cream based recipe, which helped me in the stress-level department.
Instead of having to worry about whether my butter pieces were cold enough, small enough, cut in enough, or stressing about whether I was overworking the dough or folding it the wrong way, this recipe utilizes cream in the place of butter and you simply stir it in to the dry ingredients, pat it out into a square and cut out the biscuits. Simple.
The other perk? These can be flash frozen and baked at your convenience.
I hope you’ll become a believer, too (unless you are already a professional biscuit maker…if so, I’m not sure we can be friends because I like to surround myself with people who fail at the same things I do – it’s a bit easier on the ego).
Oh, and a final note: if you are gasping and apoplectic at the amount of cream that has been used in the recipes this week, please know that I promise some healthful meals next week.
To flash freeze, place the unbaked biscuits on a lined baking sheet and place in the freezer until completely frozen (about 1-2 hours). Once frozen, the biscuits can carefully be placed in a ziploc bag and removed for baking as needed. Biscuits can be baked straight from the freezer, and additional few minutes baking time will be needed, usually around 3 to 5.
To flash freeze, place the unbaked biscuits on a lined baking sheet and place in the freezer until completely frozen (about 1-2 hours).
Once frozen, the biscuits can carefully be placed in a ziploc bag and removed for baking as needed.
Biscuits can be baked straight from the freezer, and additional few minutes baking time will be needed, usually around 3 to 5.