i don't want to brag or anything (okay maybe i do want to brag a little) but i've gotten pretty dang good at making rolls. i've figured out exactly the right time they need to rise to be optimally fluffy and i've learned that unsalted butter yields much better results than salted butter. roll making is my thing. so today i thought i'd expand my expertise and try biscuit making...and maybe i've still got some practicing to do.
i tried a very simple recipe that claimed to be fool proof and give awesome results to even novice bakers. once i had finished incorporating the butter, i looked over the recipe and saw that i had accidentally doubled the butter (putting in one whole stick instead of a half) but i mean, how bad could it be?? extra butter never hurt anyone right?! i made sure i didn't overmix the dough and popped them into the oven, crossing my fingers for sky-high, flaky, buttery goodness to come out in ten minutes.
but it didn't quite happen like that. what the recipe doesn't include is directions on how thick you should cut out your biscuits to be. i think that is important, because clearly mine weren't thick enough. the biscuits came out flaky, but they were short and fairly salty, especially considering they were made with unsalted butter. all in all, i think i have some biscuit-making tweeking to do and am open to any tips from you southern girls out there. until then, i'll stick to letting my culinary expertise shine with homemade rolls.