I tried my first Pioneer Woman recipe last night from her cookbook that Leigh gave me for Christmas and I just HAD to post about it here! I tried PW's "Buttermilk Biscuits" (page 44) and they turned out GREAT! I halved the recipe and it STILL turned out GREAT!
Can you believe that me and the hubs have been married for nearly 15 years and I have NEVER made homemade biscuits for him? It's either whop can biscuits or none at all in our house. Ha! So when he text me to say he was on his way home, I text (and let me just interrupt here to ask is it "text" or "texted"? I'm so confused!!) him back and said, "Got buttermilk biscuits waiting on you." He said, "Kewl," as in, "Uh? Not sure I wanna try them." He was as surprised as I was! ME! Buttermilk Biscuits! Who knew?!
Two more little snippets of information: One, I had to borrow my mom's biscuit cutter. Yeah, she had one, but I can't remember - for the life of me - her evah making homemade biscuits. Oh, well, the thing worked. I do need to work on my form a little bit. And thank goodness I was watching them rise and bake because obviously my oven cooks faster than Pioneer Woman's. Must be a city thang.
Two, I had to go to the store to get THIS!!!! Am I the only person in the baking world that does NOT have shortening in her house?! I nevah, evah use shortening. I just picture that big ol' can of goop just clogging peoples' arteries up and I want to gag. So, needless to say, I didn't buy brand name, either. Yeah, I saw the big "Crisco" tub on the shelf, but when I saw the price, I decided to buy generic. Goop costs nearly $6 bucks!! That shows how much confidence I had in myself pulling off PW's buttermilk biscuits. But let me say, it CAN be done! Cheap or expensive shortening. I mean goop.
Do you have Pioneer Woman's cookbook? If so, what recipes have you tried? Which are your favorites?
And while we're at it, what in the heck do you cook in your house with shortening?! I really wanna know!