YEAR ROUND LOVE. GIVE MOM A GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING. SHOP NOW »
All questions

A question about a recipe: Cream Biscuits

1d97229e 3848 4357 8078 c5ed3e2c0ed7  5219390147 7b44bc4467 z

I have a question about the recipe "Cream Biscuits" from merrill. Can half and half be substituted for heavy cream in this recipe?

asked by zanrobertson over 4 years ago
2 answers 2222 views
23b88974 7a89 4ef5 a567 d442bb75da04  avatar
added over 4 years ago

I'd think it should be fine, but Merrill might know best.

B3038408 42c1 4c18 b002 8441bee13ed3  new years kitchen hlc only
AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

added over 4 years ago

I would actually not recommend it. You need the greater amount of fat from the cream to compensate for the utter lack of butter in the dough. I've made variations on these about 6 or 7 times since it was posted. I haven't always had the full amount of cream. Sometimes I've substituted using part half and half, or a rich buttermilk I sometimes have, to replace some of the cream. In my experience, you need at least 3/4 cup of a full or nearly full fat ingredient. ;o)