Thursday, August 28, 2008

Oh, Those Scrumptious Southerners

To me, great biscuits are the epitome of southern cooking.

Simple, high calorie eats that you can mix and match to almost any meal.
They're good at breakfast stacked high with eggs, cheese, and bacon.
They're good at dinner lathered up in gravy, beans, slaw, and juicy pulled pork.

Heck, they're just freakin' good.

So, when I tried Paula Deen's Cream Biscuit recipe from "Paula's Home Cooking," I nearly croaked.

These biscuits are easy, delicious, and perfect. And, while you'll probably want to ignore the calorie count, after one bite, I'm guessing you won't give a damn.

These biscuits are da bomb!

Paula Deen's Cream Biscuits

2 cups self-rising flour, plus more for dusting
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, and cream until the dough forms a ball. Turn the dough out onto a surface dusted with additional flour. Fold the dough in 1/2 and knead 5 to 7 times, adding just enough flour to keep dough from sticking to your hands. Gently roll out dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Using a 3-inch biscuit cutter coated with flour, cut dough into biscuits. Place on baking sheet coated with cooking spray, leaving at least 1-inch between each biscuit. Bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.


Marc said...

Okay, as soon as you said "Paula Deen", nothing more needed saying. She's the expert on all things fattening.

And yes, great biscuits *are* the epitome of southern cooking! Take it from this former Atlantan. Especially when covered in sausage gravy.

pinknest said...

these look PERFECT!!! oh they are so cute. i love biscuits, especially covered in sausage gravy. oh dear, i do declare.

maggie said...

I've been really meaning to learn to make biscuits—maybe these are the ones to try!