Sunday Ian and I...nope. Sunday I was ravenous. After my late breakfast of scrambled eggs I tried convincing Ian it was in his best interest to make pancakes. Not only for me, but for us both. After all, he is the most pancake loving man I know. He didn't budge off the couch. My mind turned to biscuits. I've had Breakfast Book checked out from the library for weeks now. Discovered its existence thanks to Slashfood.
The first recipe that appealed to me was the Ginger Shortbread, which is on my list to make very, very soon. Since it was handy, I opened to the Quick Breads section and looked for a biscuit recipe. And there, I found it. My very favorite biscuit recipe ever. I've tried various recipes over the years. Most make passable biscuits. Nothing too special, or memorable. Not until now.
Marion Cunningham's recipe for biscuits is wonderful. Where there's heavy cream involved, deliciousness only follows. Her recipe is quick and simple and perfect, really. She says to add more heavy cream if the dough is shaggy. Have never heard that term before now. You cut the dough into squares, dip both sides in butter, and bake 'em in the oven for 15 minutes.
I'm the original dough girl, and I must say, I must sigh, that these biscuits are the fluffiest, yummiest biscuits I've ever made. I liked them best with butter only, cause I'm just that way. Ian slathered some of Laura's apple butter all over his. Yup, these biscuits got his butt up off the couch and into the kitchen. Oh, the power of biscuits.