Does that look like a basic biscuit to you? Yeah, me either. Tuesdays With Dorie this week—Basic Biscuits. So many TWD bloggers seemed to be shocked and almost annoyed that last week when the recipe was my pick, we made something with no chocolate, the Apple Nut Muffin Cake. I felt so bad to disappoint so many. ;) Really, it just came down to me 1—thinking of fall and wanting to do something with the season and 2—thinking of Kayte from Grandma's Kitchen Table, our TWD resident chocolate-hater. I thought I’d be nice and pick something she would enjoy since I think 3 of the 4 recipes for September had chocolate.
Well, no more Mrs. Nice Gal. (ha) I joked in an email with Kayte that there would surely be some chocolate involved some way in this week’s recipe post. Thought that would be hard to do with basic biscuits. Think again. Feast your eyes on that photo above---pretty much chocolate heaven. Perfectly buttery, flaky biscuits slathered with Nutella (chocolate hazelnut heaven in itself), sliced banana, whipped cream and some dark chocolate shavings on top. Yep—now we’re talking. Love me some chocolate! Sorry, Kayte, for YOUR viewing pleasure, check out my last post for some Uber Lemon Ice Cream. It’s good!
Back to basics—the biscuits were simple, quick and great. I think I flattened out the dough a little less than half an inch, so they didn’t rise really high, but they were still great.
My mom is here visiting me. We decided to make breakfast for dinner Monday night. I made the biscuits and she made a sausage gravy to smother them in. I don’t eat sausage, but Kevin and the boys all liked it.
After Scott and Parker had seconds of the biscuits and gravy, I believe Scott had thirds eating a total of five biscuits and Parker ate two more—one with butter and one with honey.
I decided to have mine with a little butter and some spiced plum butter I’d made a few weeks ago. Yum!
I brushed the biscuits with some cream before baking them and used a 2 1/4 inch cutter and got 16 biscuits. I used 2% milk since I didn’t have any whole milk.
Want a bite?
Having hosted last week, I know I didn’t make it around to all those that made and posted the recipe for the Apple Nut Muffins Cake and I really feel bad. With my mom visiting for two weeks and us keeping super busy, I haven’t had much time to breathe. I will try to make the rounds once things settle down after she leaves me. (I love my mommy and having her visit. She is so helpful (dejunking and organizing my home) and is a joy to be with!) Thank you to all who baked along last week and for your comments on my blog!