Callie's Hot Little Biscuit

 
 
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Are biscuits the quintessential Southern food? While you’re contemplating that, let me point you toward Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit (HLB to their friends). Callie’s HLB was founded by Carrie (not Callie, her mom and biscuit-recipe originator) in Charleston, where her biscuits sold like hotcakes and led to a rapidly expanding business. Now there are shops in Atlanta and Charlotte, and their offerings cover all the biscuit-eating accoutrements your heart could desire. (I highly recommend the homemade-tasting blackberry jam.) If you’re traveling to any of those cities, HLB is worth a bullet point on your must-eat list.

You know what makes an amazing biscuit even better? Knowing that you made it yourself. (My experience is that this is true of all baked goods.) Callie’s HLB Atlanta now offers classes on how to make some of their menu all-stars, from the original buttermilk biscuits to the newer biscuit BLT. I was lucky enough to be part of the inaugural biscuit-making class with the Darling Down South team (I’m the Editorial Assistant over there) and it. was. phenomenal. Seriously, put this at the top of your party-planning list. Bachelorette (BYOB), baby shower, just catching up with the gals - you won’t be disappointed. Click here to check out the upcoming class options and book!

 
Carrie herself came up to the ATL with two of her daughters to teach this class! photo c/o Cynthia Hoyt

Carrie herself came up to the ATL with two of her daughters to teach this class! photo c/o Cynthia Hoyt

 
 
We learned the biscuit “secret sauce”: normal biscuits have a 1:1:1 flour/milk/fat ratio. Callie’s HLB are 1:1:2.

We learned the biscuit “secret sauce”: normal biscuits have a 1:1:1 flour/milk/fat ratio. Callie’s HLB are 1:1:2.

All good artists sign their work.

All good artists sign their work.

 
One of the awesome Biscuiteers taught us how to cut biscuits without wasting any dough. Can’t wait to try this at home.

One of the awesome Biscuiteers taught us how to cut biscuits without wasting any dough. Can’t wait to try this at home.

A most necessary part of baking: eating the rewards.

A most necessary part of baking: eating the rewards.

 
 
My baking partner and me with the best biscuit-baking coach ever: Sarah, one of Carrie’s daughters.

My baking partner and me with the best biscuit-baking coach ever: Sarah, one of Carrie’s daughters.

 

Not only were we sent home with a batch of warm biscuits (Hal was very appreciative), but we also received official Biscuiteer certificates and the OG buttermilk biscuit recipe (!!).

Thanks to the incredible Callie’s HLB team and Darling Down South for putting together this awesome experience!*

*Not sponsored, just genuine love.

photos by me unless otherwise stated