Every respectable southern girl knows how to make really good biscuits. There are several recipes I like but I wouldn’t say my biscuits are the best I’ve ever had. I still wish I had the recipe for the biscuits made by Mrs. Morris and served at Kress’ five and dime in Lake Charles in the late 70′s. Oh, those were the best biscuits ever! My biscuits will forever be compared to Mrs. Morris’ biscuits except . . I don’t even remember what they tasted like and probably wouldn’t recognize them if I had one again. That was a long time ago. Lots of biscuits have been baked (and consumed) in that time frame!
A couple of weeks ago, I saw this book at Amazon. It’s Southern Biscuits by Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart.
There are amazing recipes in there, as well as trouble shooting in case your biscuits aren’t perfect. I kinda wish I hadn’t promised to serve waffles in the morning! There are recipes for all kinds of biscuits, as well as recipes for using leftover biscuits. One recipe I can’t wait to try is Overnight Biscuit, Sausage and Apple Casserole. When we have company, I love making recipes I can leave in the fridge overnight and bake in the morning. Also, for every day, I need recipes that don’t involve fried eggs and bacon! There’s also a recipe for Ginger-Banana Biscuit Bread Pudding. Oh, that sounds yummy!
I also ordered these biscuit cutters.
What’s really nice is they stack! And in my tiny kitchen, that helps a lot!
I ordered two sets — a book and cutters for me and a book and cutters for Nicole. She seems to be enjoying cooking a bit more so I’m trying to encourage her with some of the fun things so she learns that cooking doesn’t have to be boring!