First off, I have to admit that I love southern sayings. They are funny, creative, and get the point across … some are a little more colorful than others, but we’ll just ignore those ones 😉 But that is not today’s topic. Today’s topic is BISCUITS!
So many places here in Georgia serve biscuits, as a side, a part of a meal, or just a meal. We’ve been trying the biscuits at each place we visit, and scoring them according to favorite. However, that’s another post for another day.
I wasn’t born in Georgia, but I came here as fast as I could!
Okay, I’m done … back to the topic at hand.
With my new found love of biscuits, I have decided that the first step in becoming truly “southern” is to find a perfect biscuit recipe. I’m going to try as many recipes as I can, and find the perfect one for me.
Today I cheated, and tried Bisquick. Southern women all around will be reading this shaking their head in shame:
“You poor yankee girl, that’s just not right, bless your heart! Didn’t your Mama teach you right?”
Sorry Mama, I know you tried to teach me to cook, but I never enjoyed it like you do! My mistakes caused you so much stress, and I NEVER make the same mistake twice … its more like six or seven times.
Instead of calling it cheating, lets call it the experimental control biscuit. Its fairly straightforward. 2 1/4 cups biscuit, 2/3 cup milk. I chose the drop-biscuit variety, and my next control will be the rolled variety, just to be fair … and because I have a box of bisquick to use up. I only made 6 biscuits, though the recipe says it should make 9. I figured the control needed to be big enough for me to make a fair analysis.
Without jam, they were a little dry. They flaked nicely, and with strawberry jam they were good enough to try another one … for the experiment’s sake of course. My husband happily ate one, but my 3 year old toddler turned her nose up at them. We won’t hold her opinion against the biscuit though, she is going through a very picky stage and won’t eat anything delicious unless there is chocolate involved (can’t fault a girl for needing her chocolate!)
Overall, a good control, edible, and I wouldn’t even be horrified to share with guests … until they asked for the recipe and found out my skills were limited to a box. So, next up will probably be the second control: Bisquick Rolled Biscuits.
Wish me luck … and share any recipes you have! Unless its your great-great-grandmother’s top secret recipe, and she would come back to haunt you for sharing it with me.
Next up … figuring out a walking schedule to work off all these DELICIOUS calories!