Tuesdays with Dorie: Maple-Cornmeal Drop Biscuits

May 17, 2011 at 12:01 am | Posted in biscuits/scones, breakfast things, groups, tuesdays with dorie | 14 Comments
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maple-cornmeal drop biscuits

The weekend before last, my husband and I managed to briefly (or should I say too briefly) escape Brooklyn to meet up with my parents in Santa Fe.  Lots of sun during the day, lots of stars out at night (wow–I forget how breathtaking a sky full of stars is), lots of enchiladas and tamales.  On Saturday, I insisted that we go to the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market to pick up some edible souvenirs.  In my suitcase, I brought back chile powder, honey and a bag of blue cornmeal.  Thankfully no glass broke and no bags burst…I would have had quite a mess!

That blue cornmeal is what gives the funky color to my Maple-Cornmeal Drop Biscuits.  These were easy to make for breakfast…even half asleep, like I was.  No rolling or cutting required, although I do think using an ice cream scoop to portion the sticky dough makes things easier than messy spoons.  And you can make bigger, rounder biscuits that way, too!  They are slightly sweet and have that nice little gritty corn crunch, especially on their crispy tops.  They were delish with strawberry jam (mine was NYC-made), and I’m sure would have been just as tasty with yellow cornmeal as with blue.

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or read A Little Something….Sweet!, as it was Lindsay’s pick this week.  Don’t forget to check out the TWD Blogroll!


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  1. They look really funky! Great idea to use blue cornmeal!

  2. I like the blue cornmeal! These were crumbly, yummy and delicious.

  3. Wow – I love the unusual colour.

  4. They look incredible in this picture!!

  5. I love the blue cornmeal look! And it sets off such a nice color with the yummy jam.

  6. for a second I thought you put blueberries in them from the color 🙂 they look tender and yummy.

  7. The blue cornmeal is fun! My husband wanted me to use that for the cornmeal shortbread a few weeks ago but I went traditional. Yours look great.

  8. How fun, I love the blue corn meal! They look great!

  9. I LOVE Santa Fe… we go almost every year around Indian Market time. Your biscuits look fantastic with the blue corn. I bet they were amazing! 🙂

  10. Awesome blue biscuits! 🙂

  11. They look really neat with the blue cornmeal, almost like buckwheat biscuits. But never mind that–now I want tamales and enchiladas!

  12. blue corn–what a great idea!

  13. I love the blue corn idea! Thanks for baking along with me.

  14. Blue cornmeal is fun to bake with.

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