I will write a separate article with my thoughts on my Stand-Mixer and Stand-Mixers in general, but right now I’m quite excited to write a few short articles about the wonderful things I’ve made with the Stand-Mixer; the very first of which are Cheese Biscuits.
I got my Stand-Mixer for Christmas and we celebrated Christmas on Christmas Eve (due to scheduling conflicts of the family). This meant I was at home on Christmas Day with my new Stand-Mixer and I had no yeast (why would I have yeast — it’s perishable and I had not here-to-fore been baking). I choose biscuits as my first project because I had all the ingredients (and the stores were most definitely closed).
In fact, you’ll note that the biscuits are distinctly star-shaped. This is due to the only “biscuit cutter” that I had on hand was a star-shaped cookie cutter; but it worked. These biscuits are pretty hard to resist. Just between my wife and I, six-odd were gone before dinner. We ate this with a 3rd revision of a provincial dish that started with chicken, but had added sausage by this incarnation. Sopping up gravy with cheese biscuits is divine. I’m not going to discuss the provincial dish here — it was a slow cooker experiment that wasn’t right at first, but the 3rd incarnation of leftovers was the charm — so pretty much unrepeatable. Also surprising to me is that the biscuits have survived several days in a plastic bag — they’re still better heated up or lightly toasted in the toaster-oven, but good nonetheless.