Recipes, tips, and experiences of cooking...inspired by Grandma!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Paula Deen's Sour Cream Biscuits: Don't try these at home!
Most of the time, I can look at a recipe and determine whether it's going to be good or not. And if it isn't, then I usually know how to tweak it next time so that it will be good. But, I’m sorry; I don’t think tweaking is going to mend this recipe! I think I’ll just stick to using my Grandma’s simple biscuit recipe!
Let me add that I LOVE Paula Deen. She’s amazing and I have tried several of her recipes and they were delicious. By watching her shows, I have picked up a few of her tips and ideas that have been very helpful to me in the kitchen. I found this recipe in the book, Christmas with Paula Deen.
The recipe is simple: 2 cups self-rising flour, 1 cup sour cream, and 1 cup butter. It’s really gooey once it’s mixed, more like cookies than biscuits. My youngest daughter, Macey, said it looked like chicken salad! She was right…it did!
First of all, the suggested temperature of 400 degrees was too hot. They were barely cooking on the inside after 8 minutes. And it was recommended to bake them for 8-10 minutes. So, I dropped the temperature to 350 degrees and kept baking. I took them out after about 12 minutes. I tasted them while they were hot…BIG MISTAKE! They were disgusting! So, I let them cool and they were better, but still not good. I ate 2 or 3….mainly because I was trying to figure out what they tasted like! Chase and Macey tasted them and spit them out! My husband and Madison wouldn't even try them.
Then, I decided to add shredded cheddar cheese to the remaining dough, thinking there may be hope! I baked those and let them cool before tasting…They were…well, a little cheesier tasting, but still BLAH!! I am now forcing myself to eat these dry floury tasting balls because I ended up with about 30 of them and I HATE to waste ingredients! I just have to remember to have something to drink nearby to get these things down...they kind of tend to get stuck in my throat! Hmmm...I may end up using them in place of bread crumbs in meatloaf next week. Any more ideas?