You know you bake a lot when you can't recall making the exact same recipe for the same guests just a few months apart.
On Saturday, we had a last minute impromptu family (and children's friends) dinner, and I was delighted to come across a hand-typed recipe card for baking powder biscuits thinking I could whip these up for dinner (and later, my blog).
|DD, left, and DS, right, enjoy some biscuits with DS's friend Ben (who just got into medical school -- congrats Ben!)|
But since these are quite good biscuits and can be made while entertaining a kitchen full of guests, wine glass in hand, I thought I'd post them again. I have a dozen or so recipes for biscuits, but I guess this one keeps calling my name because it has the highest fat content (and that's a good thing). Too bad it doesn't make them unforgettable!
Check out the vintage handmade biscuit cozy (top picture) I purchased at a stoop sale a while back. What a clever and ingenious way to showcase biscuits (and keep them warm at the same time).
Susan, what is "spry"? Some type of fat? I don't think I've ever seen that word in a recipe before!ReplyDelete
Yes, Tug's Girl, it's just like Crisco and was actually much more popular than Crisco during its heyday in the 1940s. The call for Spry in a recipe helps me date it, but as always, I substitute butter for all that stuff.ReplyDelete
I baked these on Saturday based on your previous post. I used Crisco and I think my oven was too hot, so they were a bit overdone, but still tasty. Next time I'll use butter and check the temp in my oven.
P.S. - I love your biscuit cozy!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Melba_T, that biscuit cozy was quite a find. Sorry about the biscuits; as you can see from the picture, mine were a bit underbaked as I forgot to set the oven so high. Perhaps turn down your oven a bit, and while Crisco produces a nice flaky texture, I think you'll like the flavor of butter best. What's great about these is that they can be whipped up in a minute. Please report back on any future attempts. (Once I find my recipe for Cream Biscuits, I'll make and post. Even easier and more delicious than these!)ReplyDelete