Saturday, April 19, 2008

So that's a biscuit!

Back in the day, there was a little group on Your Page, which was a forum on Nigella.com. They were a curious group, from all over the world; they enjoyed knowing how others made their Sunday lunch, what a swede was called in other English-speaking countries, what their favorite Kitchenaid mixer color was and what they named their 'beauty'.

I was part of that group, and I can't deny how much I miss it.. But time has moved on. People have moved on... But they are still out there, still curious as can be. So if YOU are still out there, and you want to know what an American biscuit looks like.. here it is.



It is certainly not a cookie (what other countries call a biscuit), it is not a scone, it is not a crumpet. It is just about the most delicious, melt-in-your-mouth, clog-your-arteries, fantastic thing out there. It is to be eaten with fried chicken or with even an egg. With or without thick white gravy. It is what brings out the southern in me. It is fab! And it's totally not homemade. Are you kidding me?! I could never produce one of those. Unless I of course got a Bisquick mix and did it that way. The above, my folks, comes my way from our lovely neighbors of Kentucky Fried Chicken. They were lovely enough to provide us with dinner one night. And this remaining biscuit served as my breakfast the next day. Mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm mmmm.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

KFC rules!!! Love it. It's pretty much the only fast food I eat, lol. I could actually go some wicked wings now... :$

xox Sarah

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Oh they look good Ilana, could easily skip the KFC though,

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George xx

Anna said...

Ah, those were the days Ilana!! :-)

xxx

Katrina said...

Aah, Ilana, I too WAS a MyPage addict all that time ago and still miss it dreadfully- so much so that I still dailyt check out all your blogs, inlcuding that of Sara and Anna whose comments are above, in the merest hope that I might keep up to date with all your culinary developments even without the Nigella site! Thanks for the info re the "biscuit"-I've often wondered. And thanks for the blog-always great to read.
Katrina (foodaholic in the old days)xx

culinarytravelsofakitchengoddess said...

Yes I miss the N.Com pages too. Ilana you could always register at Violets Pantry, that's where most of us are around these days :)

George xx

Kelly-Jane said...

Biscuits are something I have on my list to make, that's interesting that they are not like scones, because that's what I had imagined. One of these days ....

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Nickki said...

I've often wondered what american biscuits are like and now I know! They look really good.

I miss the nigella.com days as well, I was quite gutted when the forum closed. I couldn't participate much as I didn't have my own pc at the time, but I still enjoyed reading everyone's comments and picked up some great tips. I am now addicted to Violet's Pantry as well, It's great fun Ilana, you should definitely have a look sometime x

vonsachsen said...

I can only agree: I miss the n.com days too...
This thing with the biscuit is (for me) a bit like the one with the english muffin :)

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