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Buttermilk Biscuits for sausage gravy

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JOHN01473

Buttermilk Biscuits for sausage gravy

can someone tell me

my friend came round and says he used to get Buttermilk Biscuits that went pop as you twisted them apart.

so is the popping something that normally happens?

what do i do to get them to do that?

thanks

John

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isand66

Maybe he's thinking of Pilsbury dough that comes in a can.   When you open the container by twisting it and it goes Pop.  Otherwise perhaps he's had a stroke :)

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JOHN01473

i was thinking that it was pillsbury.

i will have to ask him.

thanks 

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Floydm

Yeah, that was my first thought too.

-F

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dabrownman

aren't allowed in my apprentices house since you can make them in about the same time it takes the can to go pop.  Home made is so much better it isn't even funny and with home made sausage gravy - my apprentice has died and gone to heaven just thinking about it.

If your biscuits go pop otherwise then I would say some popping corn got in the mix by mistake.  I still think Empress Ying puts popping corn in her in her 40% whole wheat baguettes to get those,unworldly holes and then removes the popped corn for photos. .........  I'm going to give it a try next time and see how popped corn baggies come out :-)

 

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JOHN01473

Please could i ask if you have a recipe in grams for buttermilk biscuits.

would this dough be OK to use in Monkey Bread?

have you thought of pebbles in a loaf?
you could remove them prior to photographing.
they would be quite random in size and shape.

this way madness lies......

John

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lazybaker

The question about the popping canister and Monkey Bread reminds me of an episode from My Family Rocks. I hope you could watch this online: http://livewellnetwork.com/My-Family-Recipe-Rocks/episodes/Joey-Fatone-and-Dancing-with-the-Stars-Kym-Johnson-Cook-with-TV-Host-Rachel-Smith/8837915

Fast forward to 12:35 for Monkey Bread. It's funny because Rachel Smith and Joey Fatone had Kym Johnson open the biscuit canister. Since Kym is Australian, she didn't know about the pop that the canister makes. It was somewhat mean that Rachel and Joey didn't warn her about the pop. LOL

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dabrownman

but it is not in grams.

Buttermilk Biscuits

Preheat oven to 400 F.

1 C Flour

3 T butter + 1 T shortening or lard (I prefer bacon drippings)

1 tsp sugar

2 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

3/8 tsp salt

½ C buttermilk 

Cut fat into flour, salt, baking powder, soda and sugar until course meal is attained. Add buttermilk and form into loose ball and drop out onto floured work surface.  Work dough as little as possible.  Roll or press out to1”thick.  Use biscuit cutter or a 3 - 4 “ diameter thin glass to cut out and place biscuits on PAM sprayed cookie sheet.  Bake at400 Funtil golden brown.  Remove from oven and brush top of each biscuit with melted butter.  

I love the pebble idea.  I will use it and see if you can tell which bread they were in.  If you soaked lava rocks the effect would be greater I'm thinking.

Stay tuned for Volcano Bread with Disappearing Lava !

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Kitchen Barbarian

Pebbles in the loaf - perhaps a way to get crust INSIDE the bread as well as outside?  Sort of internal baking stones?  >:D

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Mini Oven

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR8SBa962Fk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNSRw0lnIJ4   (warning, turn down the sound)

Now you need to come up with a "counter" play.  -pun intended-    

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Kitchen Barbarian

Should we worry that the next generation can't even get their food OUT of the can?  LOL!

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scwilkins

In California in the Sacramento Valley where I lived, (65 feet above sea level) it was a chore to open the pillsbury biscuits containers.  When I moved to Utah (4, 226 feet above sea level), I would barely press the biscuit container on the seal and "POP", it literally popped open.   I think the pop you are describing depends on your altitude.