Biscuits: a Savor the South® cookbook

Biscuits: a Savor the South® cookbook

by Belinda Ellis


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For fifteen years, food writer Belinda Ellis traveled around the country for the White Lily® flour company, teaching people to make biscuits and listening to their stories. "I learned that deep in the soul of a biscuit, there's more than the flour, fat, and milk. A hot biscuit embodies a memory of place and family," she writes. Ellis's heartfelt tribute to the biscuit celebrates the many possible flavors and uses for this classic southern bread. The first recipe in the book is a master recipe with step-by-step photographs showing how to make the perfect biscuit.
In an evocative and enlightening introduction, Ellis delights readers with biscuit history and its intimate connections with southern culture and foodways. The book's 55 recipes range from traditional to inventive offering a biscuit for every occasion: Flaky Butter Biscuits; John Egerton's Beaten Biscuits; Pancetta, Rosemary, and Olive Oil Biscuits; and The Southern Reuben.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469610665
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 09/09/2013
Series: Savor the South Cookbooks
Edition description: 1
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 788,146
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Belinda Ellis is editor of Edible Piedmont, a North Carolina food magazine, and a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Table of Contents

Introduction Biscuits-The Buttery Taste of the South 1

Classic Biscuits, Any Way You Like 11

Southern Biscuits Step-by-Step 13

Nannie's Pinch Biscuits 18

Sharon Benton's Perfect-for-Country-Ham Biscuits 21

Lazy Biscuits 24

I-Can't-Believe-Biscuits-Can-Be-This-Easy Cream Biscuits 26

Angel Biscuits 28

Cat Head Biscuits 30

Petite Tea Biscuits 32

High-Rise Biscuits, a.k.a. Food-Processor Biscuits 34

Flaky Butter Biscuits 36

Shirley's Touch-of-Grace Biscuits 38

John Egerton's Beaten Biscuits 40

Lynn's Paradise Café's Pan Biscuits 42

Buttermilk-Butter Food Truck Biscuits 44

Creamy Cream Cheese Biscuits 46

Flavored Biscuits: A Little Something More 49

Cheese Straws 50

Gorgonzola, Walnut, and Cranberry Biscuits 52

Orange Tea Biscuits 54

My Favorite Sweet Potato Biscuits 56

Mayonnaise Biscuits 58

Fresh Garlic, Cheese, and Herb Biscuits 60

Pimento Cheese Biscuits 62

Everything Biscuits 64

Pancetta, Rosemary, and Olive Oil Biscuits 66

You-Can't-Call-This-a-Biscuit 100% Whole Wheat Biscuits 68

Cornbread Biscuits 70

Goat Cheese Biscuits 72

Vegan "Buttermilk" Biscuits 74

Black Pepper-Sour Cream Biscuits 76

Bacon-Cheddar Biscuits 78

Biscuit Meals: Excuses to Have Biscuits for Dinner 79

The Sandwich Biscuit 80

The Ultimate Biscuit Sandwich 81

Belinda's "Big Nasty" 82

The Southern Reuben 84

Benne Seed Biscuits with Pimento Cheese 86

Chicken Pot Pie with Cheddar Biscuit Topping 88

Mom's Chicken and Dumplings 90

Lamb Stew with Caramelized Onion- Mashed Potato Dumplings 92

Southern Beef Wellington 94

Heirloom Tomato Pie 96

Fried Green Tomato, Bacon, and Goat Cheese Biscuits 98

Caramelized Onion, Bacon, and Biscuit Breakfast Casserole 101

Sweet Biscuits and Desserts 103

Fried Pumpkin Pies 104

Biscuit Shortcakes with Fresh Strawberries and Vanilla Cream 107

Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Frosting 110

Peach Cobbler 112

Spiced Fresh Peach-Pecan Biscuit Shortcakes 113

Cream Scones 116

The Fat Elvis, a.k.a. Taking Care of Biscuits 118

Chocolate-Walnut Biscuit Bread Pudding 120

Biscuit Toppers 123

Grandma's Gravy 124

Sawmill Gravy 125

Tomato Gravy 126

Sorghum Butter 127

Strawberry Freezer Jam 128

Acknowledgments 129

Index 131

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Full of good stories about good food, Biscuits features a marvelous selection of the easy-to-make and easy-to-love recipes. The master biscuit recipe alone proves that Ellis is a force to be reckoned with.—Kelly Alexander, author of Peaches: a Savor the South Cookbook

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