Pulled Pork Biscuits - april 23, 2013
Our street had a block party this weekend and the pulled pork biscuits I brought, from Hollis Wilder's new book, Savory Bites: Meals You Can Make in Your Cupcake Pan, were a big hit - they disappeared in about five minutes.
These days I really don't have time to sit with things simmering on the stove and braising in the oven for hours at a time, but a slow-cooking item like BBQ pork that just gets more tender the longer it goes does quite well in the crock-pot, which I can leave on while I'm away. Plus, there's no real damage if I can't get to it at just the right time and have to leave it bubbling away on the counter top for an extra few hours.
Buying pre-made biscuit dough (something I don't normally keep on hand) is also beyond my hours of availability: a special trip to the store just takes too long. Biscuit making seems to be one of those lost arts that is really much easier than anyone remembers, and is also much quicker than a trip to the grocer. Plus, it's a good workout for upper arms. So I made my own instead of following the instructions.