Tuesday, November 29, 2005

A Hunt Breakfast Revelation

What to do on the Saturday after Thanksgiving? Why, eat more, of course. Let me introduce you to a marvelous Virginia tradition, the Hunt Breakfast. Mine was dished up by a friend of the family, a classy Virginia lady (who, incidentally, appears as the hand model in the whipped cream picture below) who shall henceforth be referred to as The Hostess. The whole meal was fantastic--the photogenic ham, the creamed chipped beef, the hash browns, the bacon, the mimosas, the bloody marys--but the biscuits took the cake. (Hey, I'm not above mixing a metaphor or two when it serves my purposes.) I begged for the recipe that produced these salty, cheesy, garlicky biscuits, and The Hostess gracefully responded: "Oh, I'll tell you my secret family recipe if you really insist." I insisted. "Bisquick," she replied, and then lit a cigarette and breezed off to make sure everyone's glasses were full.

Secret Family Recipe Garlic Cheese Biscuits

Heat oven to 450 degrees.

Mix, until soft dough forms:
2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 ounces)

Drop 9 spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Stir together:
2 tablespoons butter
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Brush over warm biscuits. Eat immediately. Burn your mouth severely. Fail to care because biscuits are so delicious.


Pam said...

This is a great entry. I sent the link to The Hostess, so she could enjoy her fame.

Alicat said...

mmmm these sound so yummy. I will have to make these SOON. :)

Joan said...

I'm glad "The Hostess" hadn't overindulged on the Mimosas before preparing this scrumptuous feast. You also should include an order form, so we can request home delivery.

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