Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Plea & Grace

Help! Somebody please make this recipe!

We don’t usually bake biscuits, rolls or even the little Pillsbury Poppin’ Fresh right-out-of-the-tube crescents for Thanksgiving anymore. What with the dressing and the potatoes, we are already fairly starchy. Plus there were a few years when the rolls either got burned, because we were too distracted by all the other delicacies on our groaning board. Or we completely forgot to bake them at all and discovered them when we were packing up the leftovers! But I just read this recipe for “Touch-of-Grace Biscuits” over at Orangette’s blog and they look delicious! And you can’t beat the name! So even though it won’t be on our menu this Sunday, somebody should benefit! They require a special flour, preferably a southern U.S. style. So Tonya in Tennessee, this one might be right up your alley.

I have a surefire, dead easy Two Day Roll recipe, which we now know as Grandma Jenny’s Rolls. I’ll post that tomorrow. You’ll thank me. Now go bake graceful/grace-filled biscuits. Shoo! And don’t forget to let me know how they turned out!


dancingmorganmouse said...

I would, for you, but 1. I don't know where I'd start looking for "southern flour", 2. What the hell is vegetable shortening? Would butter be ok?

Pink Granite said...

Hi DMM -
You're too kind!
Vegetable shortening is a rather scary substance known around here as Crisco brand or maybe you know it as Cookeen? I think butter can substitute but I don't know if it's a one to one ratio. Nor do I know if the butter must be cold or at room temp as Crisco would be.
As for the "southern flour", well, you are very far to the south (or perhaps you're very far to the north, depending on how we orient our maps!!!), but Orangette does give some alternatives within the text of her recipe.
Once we get through Thanksgiving, but before we move onto Latkes (potato pancakes) for Chanukah, I'll try to give these biscuits a whirl and report back!
- Lee

Tonya said...

i'm completely off bread at the moment.

is flour different in other places? doesn't everyone have martha white?

Tonya said...

oh yeah, people in tennessee are mostly cornbread eaters. they might have a roll with a meal but never a biscuit unless it's breakfast.

Pink Granite said...

Hi Tonya -
Thanks for the information and regional clarification!!! We learn such cool things in blogland...
- Lee