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Biscuit baking -- it's all in the flour?

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My INTP best friend got me into Good Eats over Christmastime last year, & Alton Brown mentions this flour that’s exclusive to the south... he couldn’t mention the brand, though.

While you can’t get White Lily up north, if you follow Alton Brown’s technique in the video, & the recipe below it, you may finally get some wonderfully fluffy buttermilk biscuits even without it. I’ve succeeded with plain old all-purpose white flour. I’ve also done well with 50% all-purpose flour & 50% Bob’s Red Mill White Whole Wheat Pastry Flour.


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My INTP best friend got me into Good Eats over Christmastime last year, & Alton Brown mentions this flour that’s exclusive to the south... he couldn’t mention the brand, though.

While you can’t get White Lily up north, if you follow Alton Brown’s technique in the video, & the recipe below it, you may finally get some wonderfully fluffy buttermilk biscuits even without it. I’ve succeeded with plain old all-purpose white flour. I’ve also done well with 50% all-purpose flour & 50% Bob’s Red Mill White Whole Wheat Pastry Flour.


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During COVID, you could get White Lilly up north. Small bags, only AP but they did have it for awhile.

I have my sister in law bring it up from Cincinnati for me - Self rising, white cornmeal blend and their pound cake mix is also great. The best biscuits I've ever made are just the self rising flour and heavy cream and they come out perfect every time.
 

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During COVID, you could get White Lilly up north. Small bags, only AP but they did have it for awhile.

I have my sister in law bring it up from Cincinnati for me - Self rising, white cornmeal blend and their pound cake mix is also great. The best biscuits I've ever made are just the self rising flour and heavy cream and they come out perfect every time.
Oh man, thanks for this. I would love to find some in New England someday, just to try. Maybe I can look around online...
 
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