Monday, July 2, 2012

Cream Biscuits

In honor of our 42nd anniversary, I used a plate that my late Great Aunt Kitty gave to me.  This one was actually painted by her teacher.

These excellent biscuits, courtesy of James Beard, are wonderfully easy because you don't have to cut in any butter for the heavy cream takes the place of the fat.  I love this recipe, also, because you don't have to roll them  out...they're just patted to form a square or a circle.   Ditch that box of prepared biscuit mix and whip up a batch of these and serve with your favorite jam with a cup of tea.  Or in my hubby's case, it's biscuits with sausage and gravy!


2 cups flour
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 to 1½ cup heavy cream
1 Tbsp. butter, melted


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Combine the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a mixing bowl, stirring with a fork to blend. Slowly add the cream, stirring constantly, until the dough holds together.
  2. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface for about 1 minute. Pat the dough into a ½-inch thick round and cut into 12 wedges, or squares.   Arrange the biscuits 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet and brush the tops with the melted butter.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned. Serve warm.
My aunt did paint this pretty cup with forget-me-knots.

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  1. Happy Anniversary to you both! This is an incredible recipe! I would rather eat bread than dessert! And the plate is a treasure! Enjoy your week!

  2. Happy anniversary Kitty. I' ll have to try these biscuits, much less work than scones.

  3. Happy Anny! Such a special plate the the biscuits look great! I've bookmarked the recipe and I'll give it a try one Sunday soon-thanks:@)

  4. Happy anniversary, Kitty! You don't look old enough to have been married for 42 years! Love your tea cup and the biscuits look really good. You are an excellent cook and I appreciate you sharing your recipes.
    xo Beth

  5. Happy Anniversary! 42 years? Impossible! :) Love these biscuits too!

  6. This recipe sound fantastic. I am following you via email noe. I saw you on Rosse Chintz Cottage. I hope you check cloches and lavender out. Thank you.


  7. That's really close to my cream scones recipe, to be honest. No salt though.

    Clotted cream and jam and you are pretty much sconin' it!

    Yum. Now you made me wanna go bake. And it is almost midnight.

    Note to self: only read Kitty's blog in the early part of the day.

  8. I make these biscuits, too, sometimes. They are a nice change from my regular recipe. Only difference is that I dip the whole biscuit in melted butter before baking. Decadent, huh?

  9. Happy Anniversary Kitty,
    Your biscuit recipe sounds very easy and I'm going to try it. I love easy! The plate is a beautiful keepsake as is the sweet teacup! Your Aunt Kitty had a real talent. Happy 4th of July and thanks for joining me for tea.


  10. Happy Anniversary Kitty, 42 years is amazing! I just celebrated my 18th so I have a long way to go to reach your milestone. The plate is beautiful and the recipe looks delicious too :) I hope you have a blessed day together ♥

  11. Beautiful plate and cup & saucer. How special that your aunt painted the cup & saucer! I make a scone recipe that uses that same technique with the cream -- it is my go-to scone recipe and turns out perfect everytime - I'll have to try these biscuits while I have all this company to eat them up :)

    Happy 4th!


  12. Kitty - I love how you WOW us with your gorgeous dishes, along with your super recipes. These sound terrific...thanks for sharing.

  13. Happy anniversary! The plate and cup are so pretty! And, the recipe makes me want to head to the kitchen an whip up a batch.

  14. Your delicate cup/saucer and plate made a lovely gift for your wedding. I was a June bride too -- in 1975.


  15. These look so good. Cream in biscuits...Yumm! Have a wonderful 4th.

  16. Kitty~ These are my kind of biscuits~ I'm thrilled to have the recipe! I love your Aunt's sweet painted forget-me-knots :) Happy Anniversary to you!

  17. The plate is a real treasure! I will have to make these biscuits. I am not a great biscuit maker!
    Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY.

  18. Those sound delicious! That is a really special plate!

  19. Hi Kitty!

    These remind me of the scones I make with Bisquick. I will have to try this instead as it is such an easy recipe. My husband would LOVE them with sausage and gravy!

    You blue dishes are very sweet!

    Thanks for sharing at my party :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

  20. Hi Kitty,
    Your recipe looks awesome! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  21. So you married when you were 8 years old?? Happy Anniversary! I will be making these for Mr. B with sausage gravy too. Perhaps these are the reason behind the success of your marriage?? Thanks for sharing this at the party this week! I love it!

  22. Beautiful platter and another yummy recipe.


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