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2018/11/23 12:02:22 (permalink)

Why Most of America Is Terrible at Making Biscuits

This article addresses a true problem. You just cannot get a decent biscuit outside the South. It's a travesty. I've eaten (or tried to eat) biscuits all over the US, but most of the time they're just mediocre or downright inedible. And this article addresses the primary reason for all these bad biscuits. People outside the South are using the wrong kinds of flour. I will take the author to task for one thing, though. He left out Martha White flour, which is also a soft wheat Southern staple flour. You can also get some good soft wheat flour out of KY from Weisneberger Mill in Midway, if you want to make good biscuits!
 
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Re: Why Most of America Is Terrible at Making Biscuits 2018/11/23 23:21:01 (permalink)
More lies from the South. You lost the Civil War. Get over it already. Losers.
 
I never had a restaurant biscuit in my five years in NC & 2 years in Tennessee that compares to what is routinely prepared & served at home.

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Re: Why Most of America Is Terrible at Making Biscuits 2018/11/24 09:07:56 (permalink)
While the science aspect of the article is interesting, I have 2 issues with it otherwise:
 
The author doesn't mention which biscuit style is in question; while the photo and her description make me think they were drop biscuits I have no way of knowing for sure, and Serious Eats has a list of 8 different biscuits alone.  Kick the specificity up a notch, please.
 
And just because something is true for New York does not make it automatically true for "most of America", no matter how much that smug, self-important populace thinks it does.  If she's responsible for the headline the author has apparently been well-assimilated into that culture.
post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2018/11/24 10:05:59
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Re: Why Most of America Is Terrible at Making Biscuits 2018/11/24 09:15:03 (permalink)
I thought I was the only anti-NYCer.
Soft wheat is definitely grown up here in the PNW. I'll ask my baking friends what they think.
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Re: Why Most of America Is Terrible at Making Biscuits 2018/11/24 10:42:49 (permalink)
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More lies from the South. You lost the Civil War. Get over it already. Losers.
 
I never had a restaurant biscuit in my five years in NC & 2 years in Tennessee that compares to what is routinely prepared & served at home.



Now wait a minute Jim. First of all, the article said most of America. Second of all, you have an unfair advantage, if it's Bobbi making the biscuits. She could possibly be the exception that proves the rule. If the biscuits are anything like her pies (which I've been assured they are), no wonder.
 
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Re: Why Most of America Is Terrible at Making Biscuits 2018/11/24 13:09:49 (permalink)
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More lies from the South. You lost the Civil War. Get over it already. Losers.
 
I never had a restaurant biscuit in my five years in NC & 2 years in Tennessee that compares to what is routinely prepared & served at home.




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Re: Why Most of America Is Terrible at Making Biscuits 2018/11/24 14:12:27 (permalink)
I guess your attitude is a reason NYers consider y'all to be so Ignorant.
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Re: Why Most of America Is Terrible at Making Biscuits 2018/11/24 20:32:49 (permalink)
JRPfeff



But you have to go down South for those square eggs to fit the biscuits.
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Re: Why Most of America Is Terrible at Making Biscuits 2018/11/24 20:57:16 (permalink)
Man those square eggs must hurt the chickens!
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Re: Why Most of America Is Terrible at Making Biscuits 2018/11/24 23:45:02 (permalink)
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Man those square eggs must hurt the chickens!


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Re: Why Most of America Is Terrible at Making Biscuits 2018/11/25 09:53:29 (permalink)
I call dibs on the franchise rights to Li'l Bunny Biscuits and Paving Stones.
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Re: Why Most of America Is Terrible at Making Biscuits 2018/11/25 14:55:21 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby leethebard 2018/11/25 15:07:17
Def the South has it hands down on biscuits, and so did my grandmother who cooked/baked for her family in Louisiana. Her tip was to mix in the wet ingredient with your fingers until just combined, and do not roll out the dough and cut. Pat the dough out with hands, and cut straight down with biscuit cutter, and place close together in your pan.
I bought some biscuit mix from Loveless Cafe in TN. Their directions say to use buttermilk, however, I did not have buttermilk so I used heavy whipping cream. The results were soooooo delicious! The biscuits were excellent. Tender, light, with butter, and just perfect. You could not eat just one. They ate every biscuit, and was calling for more :)
Needless to say, this is not a diet dish, very fattening, but a delicious indulgence once in a while 
Thanks for the info.
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