Tuesdays with Dorie: Sweet Cream Biscuits

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Scratch biscuits always seemed a little old-fashioned to me. The sort of thing only a granny would make. This week’s TWD selection forced me to reconsider.

I’ll admit I’m a canned biscuit girl–the flaky kind, please. I grew up taking great pleasure in unwrapping a 10-for-a-dollar can and striking it on the edge of the counter. There was something mysterious and exciting about watching it pop open.

Turns out making sweet cream biscuits is also somewhat mysterious. Where’s the fat? Of course, the answer is in the heavy cream. How do I cut them? Would squares be OK? Does my biscuit cutter need to be sharp? How can I get them to be high, light and fluffy? These are all questions I never worried about with canned biscuits. Would the flavor be worth the trouble?

b and w cream biscuit storyboard

Final verdict? They are good–for homemade biscuits. However, my family agreed they would prefer a homemade yeast roll. But my grandson was thrilled. This is his first time to try homemade biscuits. I think he likes them!

grandson eating cream biscuits b and w

If you would like to whip up a batch of sweet cream biscuits, visit Melissa at Love at First Bite to get the recipe.

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Sis April 22, 2010 at 9:44 pm

Kent definitely stole the show.

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Michelle April 21, 2010 at 6:53 am

I have to say those canned biscuits rock! But….homemade is good too! Yours look wonderful and that grandbaby of yours isloving them! What a cutie!

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Der April 21, 2010 at 6:46 am

I LOVE your picture of K and the biscuit!

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natalia April 21, 2010 at 3:07 am

Ciao ! Your biscuitsare lovely but your grandson much much more !!

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Sandy April 20, 2010 at 10:18 pm

How uplifting your blog is to me. The biscuits look yummy but your grandson’s picture puts a smile in my heart. God bless you all.

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Susie April 20, 2010 at 8:14 pm

that’s my boy! what a sweet picture, grandma paula!

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Mary April 20, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Your biscuits look amazing with that fluted cutter, and your grandson enjoying them is priceless! I hate canned biscuits, because I jump a mile when the stupid thing pops open!

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Karen April 20, 2010 at 6:29 pm

Glad these were well liked, even if a yeast roll would be better liked. πŸ™‚

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Katrina April 20, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Nice! Love the black and white photos! Have you ever made fried doughnuts with those canned biscuits? I’m curious now to know if they would be good with these homemade biscuits. (The kids love those, but I don’t particularly love frying food with that much oil.) But next time they beg for doughnuts, I just might try it.

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steph (whisk/spoon) April 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm

your biscuits look way better than mine! your grandson is a lucky kid!

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Jessica of My Baking Heart April 20, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Looking good! Love the last picture… cute! πŸ™‚

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Joy April 20, 2010 at 10:28 am

I love your cutter – I’d wondered if it mattered how sharp the cutter was, too, but ended up just using a glass anyway πŸ™‚

Beautiful picture of your grandson!

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Jeannette April 20, 2010 at 10:17 am

I’ll share a little secret with you: every time that I had to pop open up a can of biscuits, I flinched and squinted before it even opened. I think I had a bad experience with those as a child. The noise still startles me although I expect it πŸ™‚

Your biscuits look yummy!!

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Jessica April 20, 2010 at 9:34 am

Those biscuits are gorgeous! I was happy to finally learn to make them from scratch, because I have a weird thing about the sound the biscuit can makes when it pops. I HATE it.

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Leslie April 20, 2010 at 8:05 am

Your photos are great, as always! Your biscuits look like you’re a pro at making them from scratch. Love that last photo of your grandson…he’s a real cutie!

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pamela April 20, 2010 at 7:07 am

Love the B & W photos, and what a handsome boy your grandson is!! Lucky you! Mine didn’t turn out as pretty as I’d hoped, but they still tasted great.

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Tia @ ButtercreamBarbie April 20, 2010 at 2:26 am

cute pix! i am also now reminded that I want a biscuit cutter like yours.

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Becky O. April 20, 2010 at 1:05 am

yours turned out lovely.

and i am right there with you on the popping effect on store-bought biscuit tubes. so much fun. I love that I jump every time I open them up!

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Lisa April 20, 2010 at 12:51 am

I admit to liking canned biscuits too.

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mike April 19, 2010 at 11:52 pm

If you gather all the cut biscuits, you can insert them into paper-lined can (and do your countertop pop-thing). Email me, I’ll tell you the how-to. I agree – these were a big surprise – very good, but most of all – they rose like crazy in the oven (which usually never happens with me). The best test is your grandson – I’d say they’re a beautiful hit!

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Susan April 19, 2010 at 11:40 pm

I love that your photos are black and white…very 50’s. πŸ™‚ Beautiful biscuits. We cut our with similar cutters. I will post mine in the morning. πŸ™‚

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