Tuesday, June 02, 2009

How Big Are Your Biscuits?

A recent post on biscuits by A Yankee in a Southern Kitchen got me thinking about the size of the typical Southern biscuit. Growing up, I seem to remember them always being very small--2" or so in diameter. These days, however, it seems we are experiencing serious biscuit inflation.

I suspect it has something to do with Hardee's and other fast-food restaurants starting to sell biscuits back in, I guess it was the early 1980s. The size of your average biscuit has steadily increased until what used to be enormous "catheads" are now the norm.

Am I just crazy, or is biscuit inflation a real phenomenon? What size are the biscuits you cook at home?

1 comment:

Stef said...

My grandmas were always tiny — a bit bigger than a silver dollar — and very flat. I don't know if it was because she was a bad cook or what, but we never had anything that could be remotely described as fluffy or light. And I loved them so much. Nothing better than a thick slice of fresh tomato in a warm biscuit.

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