03 March 2012

Simple & Delicious - Dixie Biscuits

As always, the What is dedicated to presenting you with colorful ideas for everyday life. Many of our ideas are food-related, because we love food. Learning how to cook for yourself now that you no longer have your mom or your meal plan to provide your meals can seem like a daunting task. We at the What are here to show you that cooking can be fun, easy, and rewarding by offering up recipes like this from our personal cookbooks. As is the case with most of our recipe-based ideas, this one is simple and delicious, just like us.

Dixie Biscuits

While I may not have been the biggest fan of living in the South, there were certainly plenty of positives. One such positive was the food. During my time in South Carolina, I went out of my way to have as much barbecue as possible. On a trip to Charleston, I ordered some biscuits to accompany my pulled pork at Jim and Nick's Barbecue. Usually in a situation like this, you end up with corn bread, but this time, it was different. This time, it was a basket of warm, tasty, cheesy biscuits. Since I enjoy making my own pulled pork at home, I decided to take a crack at making these biscuits to accompany the tasty BBQ.

1.5 cups of flour
1 cup of sugar
1.5 tsp of baking powder
1 egg
4 tbsp of butter
3/4 cup of milk
1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 450 and grease a muffin pan.
  2. Mix together the flour, sugar, and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
  3. Melt the butter and beat the egg in a separate bowl. 
  4. Mix the milk and vanilla extract with the egg and butter.
  5. Combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix them together (avoid overmixing).
  6. Fold in the cheddar cheese.
  7. Spoon the mixture into the muffin tin and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until they look as scrumptious as the photo above.

If you don't know how to make pulled pork, here is a very simple way to get'er done: Get a pork roast from the supermarket, drop it in the crockpot and dump a bottle of BBQ sauce on it. Let it cook on high for four hours, shred it using two forks and serve on sandwich buns (not hamburger rolls). I highly recommend the Memphis Original or Carolina Sweet sauces from Sticky Fingers, if they are sold in your area

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