Tuesday, May 17, 2011

TWD - Maple Cornmeal Biscuits





This week's Tuesday with Dorie recipe is Dorie's Maple Cornmeal Biscuits, chosen by Lindsay of A Little Something ... Sweet.  Now, I had a moment of cultural confusion with these, because I read "biscuit", which in my head means "cookie".  Accordingly, I made these quite small, and was puzzled when they didn't spread in the oven and tasted rather plain.  Then the penny dropped - an American "biscuit" is a close relative of our scones.  This made the recipe less disappointing once I'd worked this out.

This also explains why I ended up with around 20 biscuits to Dorie's twelve.  For my sins, because I took these to work, I had to slice and put  rosella jam and cream into 20 mini biscuits.  Aye carumba!  However, they were delish and cute and they all got eaten - which is a massive plus.

Lindsay will have the recipe for these scones - err, biscuits.  To see what everyone else thought of these biscuits, visit the LYL section of the TWD website.

27 comments:

The Blonde Duck said...

They look fabulous to me. I would eat all 20.

jillbert said...

Funny, in the US, we can't get used to calling cookies biscuits! I'm not a big fan of maple, but your little biscuits with jam and cream really look delicious! Your coworkers are spoiled!

Nichi said...

Yum cream and jam looks perfect.

Gloria said...

I think this lok really yummy cake Law, x gloria

Chaya said...

These are a dry biscuit and must have been delightful with the jam and cream.

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

this looks so yummy! i love it already:) thank you for sharing this and have a great day.

Judy said...

I wondered whether the name might be a bit confusing. We liked the hint of maple and the crunch of the cornmeal. Your smaller muffins sound perfect.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I know what you mean by the biscuit cookie scone confusion. I've started calling biscuits cookies and hopefully that means less confusion. Unless of course cookie has another meaning! :P

alvarosa said...

And imagine poor me non-native-english-speaking person, when it comes to cookies, biscuits, scones... I guesss I very often don't get the right shape. But I try to sell it as "creative" rather than "clueless" :o]

Cindy said...

Yes, I can see your confusion! But jam and cream improves most everything. I'm sure they were yummy.

Johanna GGG said...

I have done the same with American biscuit recipes and got confused by the terminology - sounds yummy

yummychunklet said...

I'm glad you were able to share these American biscuits with your co-workers! =D They look delicious, especially with the jam and cream.

Tia said...

i never think to make mini biscuits, but these look great@!
Buttercreambarbie

Nicole said...

Oh, yours are so fluffy! They look good with the jam and cream.

Ivy said...

I always get confused with these terms and haven't figured them all out yet. The scones look delish and since I haven't made scones or biscuits before have to put them in my list to try.

Flourchild said...

They look so good with that yummy filling in them!!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

They look wonderful - love the filling! :)

Heavenly Housewife said...

Because I am an American living in the UK the whole biscuit/cookie/scone thing has always been confusing... but I'll tell you this much, its all good LOL.
*kisses* HH

Beth said...

That must have been so confusing! I'm glad you still enjoyed them, though.

Pamela said...

What ever you call them, they look delicious!

Mary said...

Jam and cream sounds fabulous! I had a ton of crumbs from my half batch, so you must have been up to your elbows in them! I've never had rosella jam, but I imagine it's a bit tart, if it's anything like the drink I've had made with the dried flowers. Yum!

Elaine said...

They look so good with the jam and cream. Great idea!

Jules Someone said...

Those look delicious! These could be my new shortbread biscuits.

Cakelaw said...

Mary, you're right. It is tart. A contrast to the cream!

Rachel said...

cute! i bet these were delicious!

cakeflower said...

A biscuit sandwich...those look great. Thanks for baking along with me!

TeaLady said...

20 sounds like a good number for a quick easy snack.

Biscuits = Cookies. Scones = biscuits. How confusing is that!!??