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Biscuits With Appetizers For National Biscuit Day

May 29th is National Biscuit Day, the first biscuit holiday until December 14th, National Biscuits & Gravy Day.

Today’s tip: Serve biscuits instead of other breads or crackers with appetizer plates, cheese boards, dips, spreads, and specialties like Baked Brie (photos #1, #2, and #3). Whether warm from the oven or room temperature, they’re that much more of a treat.

In the U.K., today’s tip would refer to cookies, not a bread product. American-style biscuits do not exist in the U.K., per se.

  • There, a biscuit is a cookie or a cracker.
  • What Americans think of as a roll or biscuit is a scone in the U.K.
  • An American roll is a British cob.
  • An American English muffin is a British muffin (the history of the English muffin—invented by a British immigrant to the U.S.).
  • A bun in the U.K. may look like a kind of American roll, but it is sweet, what Americans call a sweet roll or sweet bun.
  • A burger bun is called a bap. And so on, and so forth.
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    > Here’s a longer discussion of the different American and British terms.

    > The history of biscuits.

    > The history of bread.

    > The different types of bread.
     
     
    TYPES OF BISCUITS

  • Angel Biscuits. These lighter, fluffier biscuits are made with yeast. They rise before being baked.
  • Drop Biscuits. A wet dough is dropped from a spoon onto a baking sheet. They’re not shapely like cut-out rounds, but just as delicious.
  • Dumplings. The dumplings in the chicken and dumplings recipe are actually smaller drop biscuits. The biscuits are steamed in a pot rather than baked, and are served atop a hearty chicken stew.
  • Rolled Biscuits. Also called baking powder biscuits, the dough is rolled out, then cut into rounds, and baked.
  • Scones. Yes, scones are biscuits, even the versions that add cream and butter.
  • Shortcake. The same biscuits used for shortcake—sliced in half and topped with whipped cream and berries added—are also popular in the bread basket. Scones can be used as well.
  • Southern Buttermilk Biscuits. Loaded with butter and buttermilk, the result is rich and flaky. Baking soda is also often added to make the biscuit fluffier.
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    There are numerous variations on the above. Some of them:

  • Self-rising biscuits are made with self-rising flour.
  • Cream biscuits are made with heavy cream.
  • Sourdough biscuits are made with sourdough starter.
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    MORE BISCUIT RECIPES

  • Bacon & Sweet Potato Biscuits
  • Cheddar Chive Biscuits
  • Chipotle Cheddar Biscuits
  • Dill Biscuits With Smoked Salmon
  • Glazed Ham On A Biscuit With a Balsamic Reduction
  • Ham & Gouda Biscuits
  • Reuben Biscuits
  • Sarabeth’s Buttermilk Biscuits
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    Biscuits & Appetizers For National Biscuit Day
    [1] An appetizer board with biscuits instead of crackers and baguette slices (all photos © Mason Dixie Foods).

    Baked Brie & Biscuits For National Biscuit Day
    [2] Baked Brie with biscuits instead of crackers and party breads. Here’s a recipe.

    Maryland Crab Dip & Biscuits For National Biscuit Day
    [3] Scoop up Maryland crab dip with biscuits. Here’s the recipe.

     

     
     

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