Saturday, January 19, 2013

Cornmeal Biscuit Redux

  We are thawing from Thursday's snow here in East Tennessee.  Today was a perfect day for Creamed Chicken and Cornmeal Biscuits for dinner.  But I realize I didn't tell you before what to do with leftover dough when I gave you the recipe.  Take the scraps and give it a couple of quick kneads, just enough for the dough to come back together.  Re-roll, or re-pat as I prefer, to an 1/2 inch thickness and punch out more biscuits.  You should be able to get about 5 more biscuits, plus or minus one.  I place mine on the small baking tray from my toaster oven, leaving about an inch of space between them, and pop them in the oven at the same time as the skillet.  But here's the kicker, they will get finished faster than the creamed chicken & biscuits.  Bake them for about 10 minutes, or until nice and golden brown.  They will rise up much higher than the biscuits in the chicken.