I have made a lot of biscuits in my day, and they usually rise. So, I’m pretty confident that my basic biscuit-making skills are decent. Combine that with a new bottle of baking powder, a wet dough that I handled gently, and shaping said dough with no added flour . . . and you have to color me surprised that I ended up with flat, tender “biscuits” that looked more like hockey pucks or big cookies.
Oh, well. C’est la vie. They were tasty, however, because to the halved recipe, I added: the zest of half an orange, a pinch of cayenne, and 1/2 tsp. of allspice. If your allspice is fresh, use 1/4 tsp. Mine was ancient. So, the biscuits were flavorful, very buttery, and very flat. A culinary mystery, indeed. If you want to see what these should look like, head on over to Pink Stripes. Awesome. With ice cream, no less! These were interesting, but not on the repeat list.