Tuesday, May 17, 2011

TWD: Maple Cornmeal Biscuits


I'm currently at a data workshop in Sacramento, CA, where so much has already gone wrong and I've been so low on sleep that the only words that would conceivably come out of my mouth right now are not ones that you will want to hear. We'll just say that, in addition to workshop-related issues and sleep-deprivation issues, the internet in this hotel is probably the slowest thing I've ever experienced. But I was prepared! I had uploaded the photos into a draft post this past weekend before leaving, so that all I'd have to do is type up a post, schedule it to go up, and call it good. Except that the photos deleted themselves while I was writing, and of course this oh-so-efficient Blogger platform auto-saves every 2.3582 seconds. And it saved. Without the inexplicably-deleted pictures. So awesome, right?

 
If nothing else, I am so glad I fit in baking these this past weekend. A few people had instilled reservations in me about baking them - plain cornbread would be better, too gritty, not enough maple flavor, not biscuit-y enough, almost scone-like, too dense... Luckily, I forged on, for no better reason than that they would take 5 minutes to mix up and would be a great snack for J while I was gone. Because people? These biscuits were awesome. They were faintly sweet from maple syrup and cornmeal, just gritty enough from the cornmeal to give textural interest, and a wonderfully hearty drop biscuit. So good.



So people? Bake these. And don't stay at the Hawthorn Suites in Sacramento.



Last Week: Brown Sugar Bundt Cake
Next Week: Oatmeal Nutmeg Scones

11 comments:

Tia said...

wow yours look really great. the texture is awesome!
Buttercreambarbie

Cindy said...

I agree, they were excellent. Hope your week gets better!

Nicole said...

Yours look really light and fluffy! I liked these but I over baked them so mine were dry. Hope your workshop gets better. I'm doing an online workshop and I'm so behind on my work!

Jessica of My Baking Heart said...

Beautiful... they really look like traditional biscuits! :)

Boodle said...

Hello, fellow engineer --

where (if ever) do you post your actual recipes??

Nancy/n.o.e said...

sometimes it just doesn't pay to listen to other people, especially when it involves a simple (and simply delicious) recipe like this.

Sounds like that late night flight started you on the wrong foot, sleep-wise. Hoping the poster presentation goes well and you get back to your own little bed soon.

Rachel said...

i loooooved these too! hope the rest of your trip gets better!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

It must have been because of the Blogger crash. Everything was messed up. The biscuits look really good :)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

good thinking to travel prepared to post-- how organized! hope you've gotten some rest since then. these were tasty little things, weren't they?

cakeflower said...

Oh...I could have saved you the trouble and you could have just stayed with my boys and me!!! Hahaha, next time. :) I'm glad you enjoyed my choice. Thanks for baking along with me.

TeaLady said...

THESE were soooo good. Just a hint of maple.

Bummer on the internet connection, etc. Always a pain.