Sunday, February 20, 2011

Mayonnaise Biscuits

Sometimes you come across a cookbook in which you want to make every single recipe. I found "Bon Appetit Ya'll recently for inspiration on a project at work.  I bought it on a Monday. It sat on my desk for a couple of days and then I started flipping through it. By Saturday I started making recipes from it. 


This biscuit recipe caught my eye especially. There are many things about it that appeal to me.  The first is that you don't have to cut cold butter into it and work it in. The fat in this recipe is the mayonnaise. The second is the use for self rising flour which cut's out a few ingredients and makes a simplified drop biscuit recipe.  It was light and flaky and made me feel like a true southern baker.

In the next few posts you'll see a few of these recipes that are a perfect cross between southern and classic french recipes. A highbrow take on down home recipes. 

Mayonnaise Biscuits (From Bon Appetit Ya'll Cookbook)
1 tbsp canola oil for the tin
2 cups self-rising flour
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 cup whole milk
1 tsp sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush a 12 cup muffin tin with oil. Combine the flour, mayonnaise, milk, and sugar in a bowl.  Using a spoon or an ice cream scoop, spoon dough into each muffin cup, filling about half full.  Alternatively, drop spoonfuls of the dough onto a greased baking sheet.  Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly, then invert the biscuits onto the rack to cool until warm. Serve warm.

14 comments:

  1. The biscuits looks so fluffy and soft .. i bet they taste good .

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  2. Sounds interesting, looks so yummy and fluffy. Lower fat, too.

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  3. I wish I found this recipe about 24 hours ago! My boyfriend and I were craving home-made biscuits but we didn't have enough butter to make even half a batch! I'll have to surprise him with these this weekend instead...!

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  4. Wow! That looks simple enough for me to make! Plus, today is National Biscuit Day, and I LOVE mayonnaise! :-p Perfect!!

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  5. I was so intrigued when I saw mayonnaise in the title. They look like they turned out so well. and I like the self rising flour in there. I'm looking forward to seeing some of the other recipes you are making from that book!

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  6. MMM...those look amazing! I haven't ever heard of mayonaise biscuits, but I definately want to try them. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely commment! Warmest wishes:)

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  7. Those biscuits look awesome! Never thought of using mayonnaise in the biscuit recipes. Brilliant!

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  8. What an absolutely facinating biscuit - who would have thought about using Mayonnaise. I bet they were So tasty! TY for sharing!!

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  9. oooh these look INCREDIBLE! You have such a great blog!

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  10. Love a new take on biscuits...yours look delish!

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  11. I am super intrigued, this looks so good texture wise. Lovely.

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  12. Love this twist on biscuits! Look super fluffy.

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  13. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I am too lazy to make "real" biscuits most of the time. I made these and just had to comment...they aren't bad, but they're just not quite "right" either. I love me some mayonnaise, but maybe that's why these biscuits were so smooth. I'm used to biscuits having tons of texture and crumb, and these didn't. But when I put my homemade sausage gravy over them, they were A-OK! Again, thanks for sharing. It is nice having a quick and easy recipe when I need drop biscuits.

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  14. I made these the other night and they were awesome. I was so happy with how quickly they came together and how yummy they were with a bit of butter when they came out. Thanks for the post!

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