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Southern Biscuits by Dupree, Nathalie, Graubart, Cynthia. Published by Gibbs Smith,2011, Binding: Hardcover
Hardcover, First Edition, 216 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Gibbs Smith
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Ashley
Jan 24, 2016 Ashley rated it liked it
This book helped me finally understand the difference between baking powder and baking soda. As someone who bakes regularly, this should be something I already get. But the thing is, I mostly just bake recipes other people share; I’m not good enough to be able to sort out my own. I don’t know the best ratios of liquid to dry ingredients, so I can’t just sub things in and out.

I really appreciated that the book has a generous introduction before diving into recipes. The authors talk about the hist
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Dixie Diamond
Okay, I love this book in a lot of ways, but I felt it was both overly complete and incomplete.

It has a zillion variants of the basic white flour/baking powder or soda/fat/dairy biscuit, which is actually a good thing for those of us who want to fine-tune our ideal classic biscuit. It's totally repetitive, but I'm not complaining.

The biscuit-related items also seem awesome. Waffles? Strawberry refrigerator jam? Yes, please!

Where I think this failed is that it offered variety that departed from b
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J.E. Jr.
Mar 24, 2012 J.E. Jr. rated it really liked it
A great book on baking biscuits— which, for me, has always had a mystical and somewhat untouchable quality to it. These two authors paint a picture of biscuit-baking that is both inviting and approachable. The lengthy introductory material gives a great overview of what makes a good biscuit, what can cause them to be difficult to make, hints on getting started with success, and encouragement about the patience and commitment it will take to become a good biscuit-baker!

What follows, of course, is
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Libby
May 09, 2011 Libby rated it it was amazing
I've only made 1 recipe from here so far (the Cream Cheese/Carolina biscuits), but my husband ate 10 of them (they are small!) and declared them to be the best biscuits he'd ever had, so this book is automatically a winner.

M. made my Mother's Day dessert out of here, too--a Sweet Cake biscuit that serves as the cake for strawberry shortcake. It was delicious!

Next up will be trying out another biscuit for my parents-in-law, who are visiting this weekend. My father-in-law has always seemed to enjo
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Rick Segers
Jul 18, 2011 Rick Segers rated it it was amazing
It's a great book about that southern staple food, homemade biscuits. There was a time before womp biscuits (the ones in the tube you womp on the counter to get out) when homemade biscuits were served at every meal. There are recipes for all types and well as great techniques and tips.
This was intended to be a chapter in their brand new several hundred page tome, "Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking" but it grew to the point that it needed its own book.
If you are a cookbook collector or just a
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Sarah
Mar 11, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderfully comprehensive biscuit book. Not everything I've made has been awesome, but I did find my #1 go to biscuit recipe in this book (Biscuit Supreme) and I've been searching for quite some time. I don't expect to love every recipe in a book, so long as at least one is stellar, it is worth the purchase price.
Patricia
Jun 05, 2011 Patricia rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Jennifer Lohmann
It's not very often that I purchase books, but this is a book that I want to own! Great recipes for biscuits, scones, and other quick breads as well as for jams, preserves, gravies, and other 'biscuit accompaniments'.
Bill Thomas
Oct 31, 2011 Bill Thomas rated it really liked it
Tried a few but my chief critic (spouse) was not impressed. Intend to go back later and try a couple more. Impressive number of recipes for biscuits and insightful tips about baking them.
Marion Littman
Sep 13, 2012 Marion Littman rated it liked it
Shelves: own-it, kindle, cookbooks
Read it but have not tried the recipes....looks good.
Kim Brookhart
Mar 15, 2013 Kim Brookhart rated it it was amazing
Every recipe is delicious!
Leslie
Apr 28, 2011 Leslie rated it really liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
We're going to try the biscuit pizza and chocolate soldiers. Yum!
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Nathalie Dupree is the Author of eleven cookbooks about the American South, entertaining and basic cooking. She has hosted over 300 television shows on the Food Network, The Learning Channel and PBS. She has been a spokesperson for Wild American Shrimp, The Catfish Institute and many other organizations. She currently writes for The Post And Courier in Charleston, SC, as well as Charleston Magazin ...more
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