All posts tagged: biscuit

(Unauthorized) Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Yesterday I needed to get back on the proverbial horse with some baking. I’ve been out of the routine with summer taking over Boston and oppressive heat and humidity destroying any motivation to turn the oven on since about June. Then, last Wednesday, I questioned why I even keep an abundance of baking supplies and a robust selection of gluten free flours around when this happened. I can’t even describe to you the sound it made.  We were just thankful it happened at 9:30pm and not at midnight so we knew what happened. Once I saw the carnage I was wishing I could disappear. Do you know how much fun that was to clean up? Not fun at all. I was swearing off baking with every chard of glass. I’m still finding flour in unacceptable spots of the kitchen. Of course, I’m a sucker for savory comfort food, and all it took was a trip to Red Lobster to lift my baking embargo.  En route to a concert in Hartford we detoured for Red Lobster’s …

Herbed Biscuits

You know how your parents did something really cool when you finally left the nest? Some of my friends went home to find their room turned in to a gym, others found a sewing/crafting room (yes, I categorize that as really cool). Not me. My room is in perfect tact (thanks guys!). No, no… my parents went bigger. After years of always being the hostesses with the mostesses (I’ve been watching too many little kid AT&T commercials) they decided to make their love for a party earn its keep around the farm and turned the barn into a party venue. There’s a bar in the barn. Gone are the days of renting porta-potties for parties. The formerly hay floor has been paved over with blacktop and stained concrete. My favorite change though? The kitchen. As in – there is one. There’s a commercial grade kitchen in the barn. It has everything! (No, seriously, everything is out there. Just try cooking a meal in the house to figure out how much has migrated to the barn.) …

Cheesy Ciabatta Bread

Actually, I wanted to call this “Cheesy Artisan Perfect Crust Chewy Everything-That-Is-Good-In-This-World Ciabatta Style Bread” but the title was a bit overkill. It IS all those things though. And more. When you haven’t had a proper piece of chewy, crusty, awesome bread in over a year, the first time you do it can be life changing. I discovered it last June with Against The Grain Baguettes. A bread that tastes like bread? The texture comes from… CHEESE? I started keeping them on hands at all times. Then I moved and my regular Whole Foods no longer carried the baguette. Talk about a tragedy – Population ME! They usually have the rolls, but not always. The bagels are fine – but so are the ones I make! Plus, the price tag is a little high. (Not that I care… for the perfect sandwich, rent can wait). I had read the ingredients list over and over again, and began reading up on some yeast free breads. Maybe these could be recreated? Guess what… they can. At a fraction of …