My spam folder was so nice to me tonight. I mean, I read the recipe and went ‘…what?’ but then I made it and it was awesome. Who would have expected something with the name Old Virgian Shortcake to be so good?
I don’t own a sifter, so I cheated and let my KitchenAid® do the sifting. It’s quite useful that way. I also took advantage of my kitchen scale and weighed the flour rather than measuring it.
And that’s one pound of flour.
Once I mixed it all together, I dumped it out, rolled it out and cut out the biscuits:
How boring is that? I mean, it’s just biscuits. I know the recipe said it was shortcake, but it looks like my buttermilk biscuits. It even looked like that when it finished baking.
So it looks like biscuits, right? I mean big biscuits, but still, biscuits.
And ohmygod, SO GOOD. To quote Fred ‘272 kinds of awesome!’ (I think he was working with his IT guys at work, I’ve heard them say that before). But it was! So good! And moist and not crumbly and just plain awesome! This recipe definitely goes on my ‘things to make again, and soon’ list. Next time, though, I’ll make them a bit smaller. These huge ones were just a little too much, in a good and bad way.