Tuesday, August 19, 2008

When you think of the South what do you think of?

Once again I over bought on peaches this time they were Southern peaches from South Carolina. And I had to figure out something to do with them. So as they were Southern peaches and both peaches and biscuits scream the South to me. I had an idea to marry the two together. And freeze the rest of the peaches for a later application, Bellini's anyone? So after what felt like hours of peeling and slicing peaches (seriously I hate peeling peaches), I was able to start on my biscuits. This is my go to biscuit recipe and I think next time I could use a little brown sugar to sweeten the biscuits up. But overall these were good not really peachy but good. It was that horrible fine line of if I put more peaches it won't hold together. Maybe some peach puree next time. Yum! In any event a few seconds in the microwave and some butter and honey and you have yourself a damn good snack. I hope P's office likes them, as they are my new guinea pigs for baking. Don't you wish you worked there!

Southern Peach Biscuits

2 ½ cups of flour
4 teaspoons of baking powder
½ teaspoon of salt
2/3 cup of cold unsalted butter cubed
1 ¼ cups of heavy cream 1 ripe peach, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add in the desired optional ingredients. Cut butter into the mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add cream until just combined. Add in the chopped peach pieces. Dough can be dropped on to a parchment lined baking sheet or patted out and cut into biscuits. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown.

8 comments:

  1. Oh how yum. This is making me want my lunch ,....early. I only wish it were a peach biscuit I had for lunch! I love peaches but I also like you, hate to skin them!

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  2. Biscuits are so yummy..and with peaches..even better!

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  3. Katie, what a wonderful idea to merge peaches with biscuits. I'll have to try them. When I think of the South, I think, peaches, pralines, mint juleps, Southern ladies having afternoon tea on the front porch...wish I lived in the South. Thanks for the great post.

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  4. Well you pretty much hit it right on the nose. When I think of the South I think of fried chicken and biscuits...sort of how McDonalds is now marketing the Southern chicken sandwiches (or biscuits for breakfast) and sweet tea. It's so stereotypical but it's the picture in my head!

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  5. Oh wow, what a fabulous idea! Geez, these sound so amazing. What a great way to use up the peaches!

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  6. Mmm peaches and cream biscuits!!! Yum. Maybe you could try making some kind of peach butter (combining peach puree, butter and a bit of sugar?) to spread on it so it tastes more peachy. Either way I bet they're delicious.

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  7. hooray for the south!
    these biscuits look awesome. add a little whipped cream and you've got peach shortcakes! :)

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  8. HoneyB - I know is suck a pain if only they weren't so delicious.
    Leslie - They were pretty good.
    Teresa - I wish I lived there too, I hate the cold northern weather.
    Hillary - I know when ever I see that commercial it makes me think of Chick Fil A, which I have only ever been to down there.
    Noble Pig - They were pretty good and nice and easy for me after a long day at work.
    EatMeDelicious - that is a great idea, I will have to try it.
    Grace - Yum short cakes, I haven't had that in a long time.

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