Thursday, February 17, 2011

Callie's Biscuits-SC

Callie's Biscuits
498 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 2940

As seen on
-Unique Sweets

Saw these on TV and noticed they were from Charleston. I am a sucker for all things Charleston, so I had to try them. I also noticed that they won numerous praises from the food bloggers. Winning best biscuits in the country on Serious Eats. It took me a awhile to figure out where I could even find these. The nearest retailer is in NJ. A frozen dozen biscuits was like $18 yikes! They are fairly small but they are pretty good. Callie's makes all kinds of varieties. Cheese, cinnamon, ham, buttermilk to name a few. Next time I would try the ham or cinnamon as a nice dessert. I'm a sucker for Bisquick though soooo.....

Callie's Biscuits
makes 8-10 biscuits
 The Washington Post

2 cups self-rising flour
2 tablespoons salted butter, room temperature, plus 1 tablespoon melted butter for glazing
1/4 cup cream cheese, room temperature
3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon buttermilk

  • Place flour, butter, and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Cut the butter and cream cheese into the flour with a fork or with your fingers (I find fingers easier), until the butter and cream cheese are the size of small peas.
  • Add buttermilk to the flour, and mix until just combined. Do not over mix. The dough will be wet.
  • Turn dough out onto a floured surface. Flour the top of the dough, then gently press out the dough to 1/2-inch thickness (I usually don't press it out quite this thin).
  • Cut dough with 2-inch biscuit cutter or similarly sized drinking glass, cutting as close together as possible.
  • Place biscuits on an ungreased baking sheet so they are just touching, and brush tops with melted butter (I skip the butter glaze to lessen the calorie count) and bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 8-12 minutes, or until slightly golden brown.
  • Biscuits are best served hot.

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