Pipe Dream #333: To Be the Stuff of Dreams – Savory Cream Biscuits (and Morels in Brown Butter)

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Can we, for a moment, consider the simplicity of the humble cream biscuit? How dost thou present thineself so timely and tender, relieving every fear that lies deep in our heart that the leftover cream in the back of the fridge should be spoilt?

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So easy! So delicious! You can even freeze them and bake straight from frozen. They are best made day-of, and don’t use whole wheat flour or even white whole wheat as I did. The higher protein content made them require more liquid, and the end product was somewhat dense.

If you’re feeling fancy, split the biscuits, topping them with sauteed some spring morels in butter + a poached egg + wilted spinach. The stuff of brunch dreams, people.

Brunchifornia dreamin,’

L

Savory Cream Biscuits

Adapted from The Kitchn

2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream (divided)

slightly beaten egg yolk + 1 teaspoon water

 

Place a layer of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 425°F degrees. In a medium bowl, mix together dry ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in all but 1/4 cup cream. Dump onto floured work surface. Add the remaining cream to the dry bits left in the bowl, scrape out and add to dough already on counter. Knead briefly (30 seconds) until dough comes together. Shape dough into a long rectangle and cut in half length-wise and then cut each piece into 4 pieces horizontally. Brush each biscuit with the egg wash. Place in oven on middle rack for 15-18 minutes and bake until golden.

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3 Responses to “Pipe Dream #333: To Be the Stuff of Dreams – Savory Cream Biscuits (and Morels in Brown Butter)”


  1. 1 Dustin Davis July 6, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    I recently re-shared this blog with my mom and she says it’s on-point.

  2. 2 Dustin Davis July 6, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    not that that is super interesting to you I guess, but she bakes for a living so this is her area for sure

  3. 3 Lauren July 8, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    hey dustin!! so sweet of her to say that. thanks for telling me! glad you are enjoying it.


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