September 29, 2008

TWD Rewind: Pecan Sour Cream Biscuits

This week's official recipe for TWD is Creme Brulee. You can find the recipe on the blog of this week's host, Mari of Mevrouw Cupcake.

I was so happy to see the offer for a rewind as I'm not a big fan of creme brulee. It's a bit rich for me and there was no way I could justify making it for just me and kittydad. Now, I don't seem to have a problem with making ice cream for just the two of us...and I know it's essentially the same ingredients but still, I couldn't do creme brulee this week. Finally, I don't own a torch so that sealed the deal to go for a rewind. (For non-TWD'ers, this means making a recipe that was already made in the past but you missed).

Feeling a bit over-sated and over-sweetened this weekend from all the baking of weeks prior, I opted for the least sweet thing I could find on the list: pecan sour cream biscuits. I've been wanting to make these for a while. I L-O-V-E biscuits. It has taken me a lot of practice to get the hang of biscuits - flaky, light, tender is the goal but it's harder than you might think to perfect it.

Chock full of crunchy pecans.

I didn't have sour cream in the house (well, I did, actually but it was a putrid shade of green), so I decided to sub 0% Greek yogurt. It worked great, and kept the fat content down. I made mine a little smaller and a little taller than Dorie calls for - they sort of fell over a bit on the side, rather charming, don't you think?

Leaning tower of biscuit!
Check out those flaky layers!

These are really yummy biscuits. I love the crunchy pecans and the slightly tangy taste.

Yum. If you want the recipe, just leave me a comment and I'll email it to you.


Engineer Baker said...

Wow, those look fabulously flaky. I wish mine had turned out that way!

Teanna said...

I love the substitution of the greek yogurt! The biscuits look gorgeous!

HoneyB said...

Oh, yours look so much better than mine! I think your not too awful far from where my brother lives! Meaning - I think you are maybe 3 hours away from me!

n.o.e said...

I would have made the same substitution - I do yogurt for sour cream and also for oil. Yum, your TALL biscuits look amazing. This was a popular rewind, and I can see why.

Prudy said...

This one is high on my list of must makes! What a great ideat to swap out yogurt. I wish I had one for breakfast right about now.

Erin said...

Your biscuits look so tall and fluffy! I loved these biscuits when we made them- they had such a great flavor!

Anonymous said...

Ooh...I loved these and still have some unbaked ones in my freezer. :P

Jaime said...

wow they look so flaky and delicious! i really enjoyed these biscuits :)

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