How These Gluten-Free Biscuits Brought Anna Louise's Childhood Traditions Back to Life | A Designed by Dixon Guest Feature
From Carrie Morey's Hot Little Suppers cookbook
Growing up in the South, biscuits were always on the table and available at every meal. It wasn’t complete until a pretty serving bowl lined with pretty linens and biscuits tossed inside was set on the center of the table.
Gluten-Free Guest Feature
- Anna Louise of Designed by Dixon shares her traditions of enjoying a biscuit with every meal.
Hey y’all! I’m Anna Louise of Designed by Dixon
As a professional event planner turned interior designer, I share all my entertaining and hostess ideas including how to decorate, how to plan, what to prepare, and what to wear on my blog, Designed by Dixon. It’s a joy to share my personal biscuit story with you today, and I hope it inspires you to invite some friends over and “break biscuits” together.
It’s Not a Meal Without a Biscuit
In my opinion, if you don’t finish the meal with a biscuit, you just ate a really big snack; and that’s unacceptable.
I know many restaurants serve biscuits as appetizers and it’s polite to pass the biscuit bowl at the start of the meal, but I always finish my meal with a biscuit. There are two reasons for this delicious ending. The first, any hostess can relate to. After laboring over the stove and oven to cook multiple dishes, the oven finally has space available when dishes are on the buffet or table; thus, the biscuits get cooked last. I can hear my mother now: “don’t let me forget about the biscuits in the oven.” Oh, the anticipation of the biscuit arrival.
That leads me to my second reasoning for a biscuit ending being the best. When I was younger, I was the world’s pickiest eater. Many times, a biscuit was my meal. As a child, I got through the five-bite-rule (aka forced snacks) as best I could and stomach-ed whatever awful food was plated before me because I knew there was a biscuit waiting on the bread plate with a huge pat of butter and giant dollop of jelly. I treated the bread plate as my own personal biscuit buffet. I’d like to think of myself as a party planner prodigy. Biscuit bars are currently all the rage at brunch, weddings, and other special occasions, yet here I was doing it as an eight-year-old two decades ago.
Partaking in the Party…or Not
Several years ago, I changed my eating habits to be gluten free. It’s been life changing and beyond beneficial for my overall health, but it’s been quite challenging to find delicious foods that replace or substitute for my favorite items. Basically, I’ve been having unacceptable meals of large snacks and zero biscuit endings. Until now.
I’ll never forget my first bite of Gluten-Free Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit. A friend gifted me a box and said “you won’t believe how amazing these are!” I prepared them a few days later as a brunch treat for myself, and a treat it was! I ate them all—every last bite—all by myself! I had to make up for all those incomplete meals over the years!
My freezer is stocked with Gluten-Free Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits so I’ll never host an unacceptable large snack again.
Party Planner Pairings
As a party planning prodigy—excuse me—event planner, and biscuit connoisseur, I’d like to suggest several accouterments for your biscuit buffet –whether that’s an actual party or your own personal bread plate.
The Fiery Pimento Cheese is the perfect balance of “just enough” heat to give it the kick you crave that makes you want another bite. For those that can’t handle the heat, Traditional Pimento Cheese is sure to satisfy your Southern hankering for the dish. When hosting a crowd, I would definitely get the Mixed Pack so all taste buds are happy.
For a sweet ending, a jam is the ultimate way to turn your biscuit into dessert. I personally like to dollop a small spoonful of Blackberry Jam on each bite of biscuit. Add fruit onto your bread plate with the Blueberry Lemon Thyme Preserves and Raspberry Pepper Preserves, and finish with a drizzle of Carolina Honey for a sweet surprise.
For more entertaining ideas and hostess tips, please visit my blog Designed by Dixon.
PS – My taste buds have, thankfully, matured and I thoroughly enjoy southern dishes beyond five bites, but biscuits will always be my favorite finish.
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