We are almost halfway through National Biscuit Month – that’s right, September is officially the month of biscuits! And all I can think is, “MORE.” We must have more biscuits!
Over the last couple of years I’ve pinned so many recipes that look fantastic, but the time has come to admit that I simply cannot make them all, at least not this year. Perhaps not even in this lifetime. But I can still share them with you.
I’ve culled through my 357 pins and pulled out a few recipes that look particularly unique and delicious and worthy of sharing. While I have not tried them, I did review them carefully to make sure the proportions of ingredients looked correct and the flavor combinations winning. If you should try any of these, please let me know how they turned out!
Call it shortcake. Fine. Whatever makes you happy. But you know it looks like a biscuit. A sweet biscuit with strawberries and whipped cream and almonds.
This was the scene at a wedding I recently attended. In lieu of cake, the bride and groom chose to serve this abundance of fabulous flavors and textures. Brilliant.
So how was the biscuit . . . er . . . shortcake?
Delicious. Tender and sweet. The strawberries were served in a light syrup that was absorbed by the biscuit and brought the whole dessert together.
What would you do differently?
I would think of it first. Kidding! I love that this bride and groom thought beyond the traditional wedding cake and did things their own way. It was a beautiful celebration of two special people and the shortcake was just a bonus.
Can I still call it a bash if there were only three people there? I wanted to have a few friends over for an afternoon of biscuit baking. But my kitchen is not that big and so, well, it was a small bash.
Regardless, we had a blast and tried several different recipes, eating our fill and saving the leftovers for later. In preparation, I had printed out several different recipes to choose from. I supplied all of the flour, butter, buttermilk, and pans and we also had some non-biscuit snacks while we cooked. One friend brought some fresh rosemary to try as an add in. Another brought strawberries and whipping cream for strawberry shortcake.
Orange Biscuits – I don’t think I have a picture of these without a portion of one eaten. They were sticky and gooey and yummy. They were also extremely persnickety! I’m not sure that I would make these again.
Yeast Biscuits (aka Angel Biscuits – more on these in a post to come)
We added rosemary and cheddar to the Buttermilk Yogurt Biscuits – those are the rectangular ones in the photos. This recipe was a perfect vehicle for add-ins.
Finally, we used the plain Buttermilk Yogurt Biscuits to make strawberry shortcake with whipped cream. Delightful!
There was also an experiment with Gluten Free Bisquick. I can’t really count them as biscuits. They were more like eggy corn muffins – not necessarily bad, but not a biscuit!
Clockwise: Orange Biscuits on the left, then a couple of Angel Biscuits, Gluten Free Bisquick Biscuits, and at the bottom you can see the rectangular Rosemary Cheddar Biscuits, made with the Yogurt Biscuit recipe.