The method to make these biscuits is easy yet provide very distinctive results.
Hmm, pancakes? Salad dressing? Mashed potatoes?
How about “Cathead Biscuits”? Ones that are fluffy inside and have distinctive craggly crisp, buttery tops?
Yeah, now we’re talking.
After a run of holiday baking, I found myself with leftover buttermilk. I pulled a couple cookbooks from my shelf until I hit upon “Muffins & Biscuits” (Chronicle Books) by Heidi Gibson, co-owner of San Francisco’s The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen.
A splash of balsamic vinegar hides in these strawberry muffins.
The title of this cookbook represents two of my favorite food groups: “Muffins and Biscuits.”
So how could I not fall for this Chronicle Books cookbook, of which I received a review copy?
It’s by Heidi Gibson, chef and co-owner of The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen in San Francisco.
You might think, what does a grilled cheese sandwich maker know about biscuits and muffins? Plenty, it turns out. After all, in addition to those ooey-gooey sandwiches, the restaurant also sells fresh-baked muffins, biscuits and other baked goods.
Muffins and biscuits are among the easiest things to make. The trick is to use a gentle hand. You don’t want to overmix or overwork either of them, lest they will wind up tough.