||[Oct. 25th, 2009|06:23 pm]
Your dinner looks better than mine!
When I make a familiar, but not yet memorized recipe, I never think to look all the way through the recipe before I start mixing things. Which means, like today, I forget to make 'buttermilk' for the biscuits till I'm already done mixing everything else. Of course today I didn't have either milk or lemon juice, both of which I usually use for the 'buttermilk' substitute. I decided to plow ahead, mixing heavy cream and rice wine vinegar. I used probably twice as much of the rice wine vinegar as I would have the lemon juice (and I used the rice wine variety instead of white vinegar because I think the white vinegar is too starkly "vinegar" tasting with no other flavors to it). The biscuits came out wonderfully! There was a slight vinegar taste to the dough, which I didn't find the least bit objectionable, and I didn't notice any vinegar taste in the finished product.