It’s kitchen confession time….. I grew up in the South and never actually made biscuits. My dear friend Chef Carla Hall along with Chadwick Boyd recently brought Biscuit Time to Kitchen Chat! How fun to learn how to make biscuits alongside Chef Jaime Laurita in the beautiful Viking and La Cornue Middleby Residential showroom at the Merchandise Mart. Biting into a hot biscuit brought back tastes of my childhood and the delicious food that my father would make. This is a Kitchen Chat you will want to keep as a tutorial on how to make the perfect biscuits every time. And of course you have the best teachers ever with Chef Carla and Chadwick. They are our biscuit buddies!
Here are Chef Carla Hall and Chadwick Boyd’s top three top tips for making biscuits:
- Use all purpose flour and also Crisco;
- Use frozen butter to grate and toss into flour; and
- Use your sense of smell as your time clock for when the biscuits are ready. It’s not always exactly 14 minutes
You will find Chef Carla Hall’s recipe for her delicious biscuits in her new cookbook: Carla Hall’s Souil Food: Everyday and Celebration
What are you favorite toppings for your biscuits?
Savor the day!