Tuesday, October 11, 2011

TWD - Basic Biscuits



Sometimes, it's good just to make something quick and easy.  So it was for this week's Tuesday with Dorie, for which Jennifer of Cooking for Comfort chose Dorie's Basic Biscuits.

For an Aussie like me, a biscuit will always be a slightly flatter version of a scone.  I spread mine with rhubarb and raspberry jam, and put cheddar cheese on another (not just any cheddar - the cheddar I made at cheesemaking classes last year):




These took mere minutes to whip up, with minimal effort.  Although Dorie loves using her hands to rub in the butter, I prefer my pastry cutter - one of the best gadgets I have ever bought.  It saves my fingers from becoming caked with goo.


I brushed the tops of my biscuits with milk before baking to brown the tops a little - I am glad that I did, as they never did become really golden.

Thanks to Jennifer for this week's mercifully easy pick.  To see what all the other TWD members thought of these biscuits, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.  

25 comments:

Jennifer said...

Your biscuits look delicious-and I love the fact that you used homemade cheese. Nothing better than a cheese biscuit!!!

Thanks for baking along with me this week!

Kayte said...

Everything is better with cheese...and you make yours, so what could be better than that?!! Lovely.

yummychunklet said...

Both the biscuits and cheese look delicious!

Lizzy said...

You MADE cheddar cheese??? It looks perfect...and I bet it's fabulous on Dorie's yummy biscuits. I will try the soon :)

Flourchild said...

I love the shape of your biscuits..perfect! Cheese is an excellent idea and you can't go wrong with butter and jam! This was a simple recipe and so tasty!!

Cindy said...

Wow, cheese making, I'm impressed! I bet it was delicious on the biscuit. This is such a fun and quick recipe.

Amanda said...

Wow, cheddar - you made cheddar!!
Much respect.

Happy Cook / Finla said...

It might be basic but it sure looks yumm.

Beth said...

What beautiful looking biscuits. And I can't believe you made your own cheese too! Very impressive.

Peggy said...

Now putting that cheddar cheese on top is my favorite way to eat a biscuit!! They look delicious. It was nice to have an easy recipe this week.

Nicole said...

Wow, you made your own cheese? How impressive. I think your biscuits look great.

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Looks tasty... wish I had some of that rhubarb & raspberry jam right about now! :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Simple and elegant!

jillbert said...

Your cheese looks fantastic, and so do the biscuits. I agree about avoiding gooey hands!

TeaLady said...

Home made biscuits with home made cheese. Perfect!!

Elaine said...

They had to be delicious with your very own cheese!

Valerie said...

Nothing is better than cheese and biscuits, especially when they're homemade! :D

Jessica said...

Gorgeous biscuits and homemade cheese - very impressive!

Clivia said...

Biscuits and homemade cheese - a perfect combination. Lovely!

Tia said...

omg home made cheese? you are amazing!

Johanna GGG said...

I's with dorie on rubbing the butter into flour with my fingers but biscuits are always scones to me when it comes to american recipes - I love the look of your cheese - have you ever tried jam and cheese together on a scone - I love this combination of flavours - though I guess you wanted to savour the flavours of your own cheese

nazarina said...

Well done! The cheese looks darn good!I bet those biscuits tasted so much sweeter made with your "labor of love", cheddar cheese!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Johanna, I adore apricot jam and cheese on scones - a habit picked up from my mother.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I find biscuits a bit dense than scones which are a bit lighter! These look fabulous and you'd never know that they didn't take long to whip up :)

Lauren said...

I love my pastry cutter, too, especially now that the weather (at least where I am!) is getting chilly and I don't want chapped hands from washing all that dough off! :-) I LOVE that you had homemade biscuits with homemade cheddar. That rocks!