Tonia’s best cream biscuits

Decadent and quick cream biscuits are often attributed to James Beard, who credited his family’s Chinese cook with the recipe found in his classic baking book, Beard on Bread. I’m skeptical, however, that the recipe for these working girl (or guy) friendly biscuits originated with Beard’s cook. I’ve found similar recipes in numerous cookbooks, and…

Tonia’s buttermilk biscuits

This is adapted from The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook Yield: Makes 8 to 12 biscuits Optional special equipment: pastry blender or electric food processor, biscuit cutter, cookie sheet or pizza pan, parchment paper. Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus 1/4 cup more, divided (for rolling out dough) 1 cup cake or pastry (can be…