Nothing says comfort like a layered, fluffy, buttery, feathery light Southern biscuit and well-known chefs and authors Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Graubart bring all their knowledge and experience together in this ultimate biscuit cookbook. Southern Biscuits is the definitive collection of recipes and baking secrets for every biscuit imaginable.
Fat, skinny, crumbly, tender, moist, tall, hard, stuffed, flavored, short, tart, blousy, tiny, sweet, cheesy, or creamy – every biscuit has its own origin and reason for being. Rediscover traditional Southern biscuits as well as new variations, laced with ingredients such as silky goat butter, crunchy pecans, and savory pimento cheese. Southern Biscuits also features recipes for delectable fillings such as orange honey butter, fig jam, and a tangy-sweet, honey mustard sauce. Try Angel Biscuits – a yeast biscuit sturdy enough to split and fill but light enough to melt in the mouth; Carolina Biscuits – flaky little bites made with cream cheese; or Chocolate Soldiers – mixed with cocoa powder and sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar. There is a biscuit for every occasion, from hearty breakfasts to delicate party hors d’oeuvres to soul-soothing desserts.
Filled with beautiful photography, including dozens of how-to photos showing how to mix, stir, fold, roll, and knead, Southern Biscuits shows how to make the perfect biscuit; what ingredients to use, how to cut and hand-shape the dough. Cooks will find information on the different types of flour, fat, and liquid that work best to get a consistent texture, which will result in crispy goodness on the outside and melt-in-your mouth fluffiness on the inside.
Learn how to make biscuits ahead of time, sandwich them with country ham, use them in the world’s best biscuit Turkey dressing, make a biscuit soufflé, add them to tomatoes for a comforting meal, make biscuit gravy and other gravies. It’s all here - everything you need for making easy, hot biscuits.