Tuesdays with Dorie….

I’m sick. Sick. Sick. I can’t even tell you what this weeks TWD baked good tasted like. It looked good. But food and I are not getting along right now.
But being the trooper that I am I got this done. Luckily, this week was Pecan Sour Cream Biscuits(selected by Ashley of Eat Me Delicious) and so little time was needed to accomplish it.
Make sure to check out the Tuesdays With Dorie blog to see way better efforts than me this week.
Off to bed.

Pecan Sour Cream Biscuits
 (Makes about 12 biscuits)

2 cups all-purpose flour (or 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour and 1/3 cup cake flour)
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
5 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into 10 pieces
1/2 cup cold sour cream
1/4 cold whole milk
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans, preferably toasted

Getting Ready: Center a rack in the oven and preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Get out a sharp 2-inch-diameter biscuit cutter and line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.

Whisk the flour(s), baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bow. Stir in the brown sugar, making certain there are no lumps. Drop in the butter and, using your fingers, toss to coat the pieces of butter with flour. Quickly, working with your fingertips (my favorite method) or a pastry blender, cut and rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture is pebbly. You’ll have pea-size pieces, pieces the size of oatmeal flakes and pieces the size of everything in between– and that’s just right.

Stir the sour cream and milk together and pour over the dry ingredients. Grab a fork and gently toss and turn the ingredients together until you’ve got a nice soft dough. Now reach into the bowl with your hands and give the dough a quick gentle kneading– 3 or 4 turns should be just enough to bring everything together. Toss in the pecans and knead 2 to 3 times to incorporate them.

Lightly dust a work surface with flour and turn out the dough. Dust the top of the dough very lightly with flour, pat the dough out with your hands or toll it with a pin until it is about 1/2 inch high. Don’t worry if the dough isn’t completely even– a quick, light touch is more important than accuracy.

Use the biscuit cutter to cut out as many biscuits as you can. Try to cut the biscuits close to one another so you get the most you can out of the first round. By hand or with a small spatula, transfer the biscuits to the baking sheet. Gather together the scraps, working with them as little as possible, pat out to a 1/2-inch thickness and cut as many additional biscuits as you can; transfer these to the sheet. (The biscuits ca be made to this point and frozen on the baking sheet, then wrapped airtight and kept for up to 2 months. Bake without defrosting– just add a couple more minutes to the oven time.)

Bake the biscuits for 14-18 minutes, or until they are tall, puffed and golden brown. Transfer them to a serving basket.

Source: Adapted from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, Houghton Mifflin Company, November 2006

Comments

  1. I hope you feel better soon. Even under the weather your biscuits came out spectacular.

    Rest up and lots of liquids. :)

  2. Great job on the biscuits. Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Hope that you are back in the pink soon!

  3. Oh Peabody, I hope you feel better. I just got my Baking from my Home to yours in the mail last week.

  4. You most definitely are a trooper for baking while sick. Get better soon!

  5. More power to you for baking while sick. Hope you feel better soon.

  6. I am so sorry you are not feeling well. Its been a rough season for illness. Get lots of rest, hope you feel better soon.

    Agreed your biscuits look perfect!

  7. Get better soon woman. I bet you those biscuits help you.

    I feel a scratchy throat coming on so I may be joining you soon.

  8. Hope you feel better soon! You biscuits look fabulous none the less.

  9. YUM! feel better — those really look wonderful!

  10. I’m sick too. I think everyone is. Feel better soon!

  11. Oh Pea I do hope you feel better soon. All my wishes and hugs to you. These scones are great – take it from me because I’ve made them too. You’ll have to give them another go when you are feeling better.

  12. Oh, hon, I hope you feel better soon. You biscuits look scrumptious; I’m sorry you couldn’t enjoy them. And the place setting is so cute. How can you be creative when you’re feeling ill?

  13. My hat’s off to you for rallying just to make some biscuits. They look great and I hope you get to taste at least one when you feel better.

  14. I hope you feel better soon. Your biscuits still look great!

  15. I hope you get well well well soon. We’re still fighting off the flu around here, so I’d be happy to help you with all of those baked goods you’re not feeling like eating just yet.

  16. Looks good, hope it makes you feel better.

  17. I hope you feel better soon but I know how it is because I am sick today too. have had the flu 3 times this year and I never get sick! But these biscuits look amazing. Well done!

  18. Man- there must be some blog bug that is going around. Seems lot a lot of people are struck with the yuck. Hope you feel better soon!

  19. The biscuits look wonderful! I hope that you get feeling better.

  20. Sorry you are felling bad. I picked my son up from school early today with a fever. Maybe “spring fever”.
    Your blog is were I found Tuesdays with Dorie, thank you!

  21. They still look amazing! I bet they taste great with the jam on top. I hope you feel better!

  22. I love your blog! Your pics are always fab. Great job! Get well soon… “see” you next week. :)
    -Clara

  23. Your biscuits look delicious. I hope you feel better soon and can enjoy your beautiful creations:) Get well!

  24. Yum! I hope you feel better soon. Both my husband and I have been sick for two weeks, and food and I were also not getting along. (Of course, that was not the case for my husband… sigh).

    http://confessionsoftart.blogspot.com

  25. oh, I am so sorry you are sick…is it possible to pass germs through the internet because I just got over the flu…regardless, your biscuits look great and believe me, they are delicious!

  26. Gorgeous job. Feel better soon Pea!

  27. I hope you feel better soon! The biscuits look wonderful!

  28. You may be feeling icky, but your biscuits look fantastic! What gorgeous pictures! I hope you feel much better soon.

  29. Boo to being sick, but yay for how amazing those biscuits turned out!

  30. Oh dear, not you too! Seems most people I know are coming down with the flu (but not us, knock wood, cross fingers, say a prayer, whatever it takes!)
    Get well soon!

  31. i’m sorry you’re sick – i hope you get well soon! i can tell you aren’t feeling well b/c that is probably the shortest post i have ever seen you write!

    your biscuits look lovely

  32. Oh sweetie, sorry to read you aren’t feeling well.

    FWIW..you’ve done much better when I’m ill…

    j

  33. Sorry you feel bad…I had it last week and just felt normal today around lunch! Get well soon! You biscuits look wonderful.

  34. Dude that sucks! But your pics look awesome as always!

  35. I hope you get better and soon, woman. You did beautifully on the TWD this time. Get loads of rest :)

  36. So sorry you’re sick!! Feel better soon, you still made beautiful biscuits!

  37. I’m sure the biscuits tasted every bit as good as they looked. Feel better soon, my dear!

  38. Those look fantastic! Hope you feel better soon.

  39. Beterschap (get well soon in Dutch) Peabody! Good on you for baking even when you felt ill, but we would have let you off the hook! ;-)

  40. Hope you feel better soon so you can enjoy those lovely biscuits!

  41. Sorry to hear you’re not feeling well! I hope you froze some unbaked so you can try them fresh when you’re feeling better. They look good!

  42. hope you’re feeling better soon! great job on the biscuits – hubby loved them with jam.

  43. Oh no!! Peabody, I wish you good health, and hope that you recover as soon as possible – at least you have those scrumptious biscuits for nourishment! :0)

  44. They look really good.

    Get better soon!

  45. These look wonderful and I bet they tasted delish. Sorry you’re under the weather, hope you feel better soon.

  46. I got this book as a Christmas Present you make me want to cut out of work and go home and start baking from it. Hope you feel better!

  47. it’s too bad you couldn’t enjoy them…they do look good! hope you get well soon!

  48. I’ll give this some time for you to feel better.
    The biscuits look and sound grand. Love the place setting.

  49. Well, at least they’re cute, even if you can’t taste them. Get well soon!

  50. Man, you are one fantastic trouper to bake it, photo it and then blog it.
    Hope you feel better soon. If I lived closer I would make my panacea chicken soup. It cures everything.

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