Biting into a really good homemade biscuit is an experience everyone should have. It's nothing short of amazing to feel your teeth crunch through the crisp, flaky exterior into the soft, warm, fluffy inside. Add some butter into the equation and it can be downright addictive.
Until recently, the only biscuits I made at home were of the drop variety and that was fine. But when I recently started rolling out my dough and using an old (ancient, really) biscuit cutter, I've discovered how wonderful a uniformly made biscuit can be.
Right about now, someone is rolling their eyes and thinking (or saying - I can't be the only one who sometimes talks to the computer, can I be?) who has time for this? Guess what? If you have 30 minutes, then you do. From start (as in gathering the ingredients, mixing, etc) to finish (hitting the table), many homemade biscuits can be made in just about 30 minutes - really 15 minutes active time, at most. Seriously. And with a little more practice, it could be even faster.
Can't you find 15 minutes to throw together a batch just once and see? I swear. It really is easy peasy to make biscuits from scratch at home.
The biscuit of choice in my house recently has been my Whole Wheat Biscuits, which are that perfect mix of crisp and fluff. My family can't get enough of them. The trick to making these biscuits with delicate layers is to roll out the dough, then fold it and re-roll it. Repeat that process a few times and you will have the lovely layers shown.
Now, dust off the cutting board and break out your rolling pin ... there are so many fabulous recipes for homemade biscuits. If whole wheat isn't your thing (and I totally get that it isn't everyone's thing), then check out these great recipes. You won't be sorry!
What's your favorite biscuit variety? Do you make biscuits from scratch at home? Share in the comments!
Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron is a food writer, editor and blogger. Find her online at Sarah's Cucina Bella.