It takes time for smoke to penetrate, which is why most pulled chicken has dried out by the time it's sufficiently smoky. We wanted plenty of smoke and tender, moist meat.
As big as a cat's head, golden brown on the outside, but soft and fluffy as a dinner roll on the inside, these regional biscuits deserve national recognition.
Could we make this cornbread crackle without the traditional cracklings?
Adding sweet potato to biscuits helped the flavor but hurt the texture. We set out to solve the dilemma.
Dry-toasting the cornmeal before mixing the batter maximizes the corn flavor in this savory bread.