Tuesday, October 11, 2011

TWD—Basic Biscuits

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I decided to have mine with a little butter and some spiced plum butter I’d made a few weeks ago.  Yum! 

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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. 

Nice recipe—this was chosen by Jennifer  from Cooking For Comfort.  She’ll have the recipe posted on her blog.  You can check out all the other biscuits over at TWD, too.

Want a bite?

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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!

18 comments:

Lisa Ernst said...

Now this looks like fun! What a creative use of biscuits and of course finding a way to add chocolate is perfect. You can't go too many posts without chocolate, right? I'm still loving my Justin's chocolate hazelnut butter by the way.

Jennifer said...

Oh my....you have just taken biscuits to a WHOLEEEEE new level!

Thank you for baking along with me this week!

Peggy said...

Now my mouth is watering for that sausage gravy to go with my biscuits. I mean, how could you do that to me? :) Plus, the chocolate one just looks heavenly. Kayte just doesn't know what she is missing.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

They look fab - love all the different uses.
Mary x

Flourchild said...

You are the best! Im sure your family is in biscuit heaven! I love what you did with the chocolate, great idea! I swear, girl you could make a brown paper bag look good enough to eat!!!

Nicole said...

Yum! You could leave out the banana but the biscuit/Nutella combo looks divine. I'm also a big fan of honey on anything!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Wow, Katrina - that Nutella/banana combo looks heavenly! I'll take one for lunch, please. :)

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Tracey said...

You win most decadent biscuit creation this week Katrina! That combo sounds so delicious :)

jillbert said...

Oh my goodness, your chocolate version looks fantastic!

I wasn't disappointed at all with your non-chocolate pick last week. We loved it!

TeaLady said...

One of each please. But first - the chocolate one. And then the one with gravy, and then....

Tia said...

they are the most decadent basic biscuit ever!

Shelby said...

oh, I love all the ways you ate them! I remember as a kid when my mom would make them I'd want one with butter and then after dinner one with honey or if she was having shortcake for dessert, one with strawberries & whipped cream. Biscuits are one of my favorite childhood food memories!

Lisa said...

I don't know which biscuit I want more, the sausage gravy, plum butter or chocolate! I'll take all three, they all look amazing! What a great way to 'slip' chocolate in :)

Jessica said...

Oh my...which to choose? Wait, I can't have any? They all look fantastic!

Healthy Branscoms said...

I love your blog! :) I became a new follower! Erin

Cindy said...

Now that is one great biscuit! So many variations and all delicious. Enjoy every moment with your mom. I'm heading out to visit a new granddaughter soon. Can't wait.

Kayte said...

Those all look great, even the chocolate biscuit is cute...really, it is! I knew you would find a way to chocolate this up as I had been warned. We liked this biscuits a lot...I'm not showing the guys the chocolate version or they will want THAT!!