SFoodie's 92: Brown Sugar-Black Pepper Biscuits from Little Skillet

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J. Birdsall
As a windup to the Weekly's Best of S.F. 2010 on May 19, we've teased out 92 of our favorite local dishes that taste like here, a different one each day. Tweet your own nominations ― extra points for pics ― to @SFoodie.

Number 89: Brown Sugar-Black Pepper Biscuits from Little Skillet

Little Skillet daddy Farmer Brown worked out the formula for these angel biscuits, adapting a recipe by late Southern cooking icon Edna Lewis. Their rise comes from both baking powder and yeast, ensuring the airy lift of the former within the chewy structure of a Parker House roll. Little Skillet chef Christian Cicle packs brown sugar and a sprinkling of pepper on top, yielding biscuits with a delicately craggy surface. The taste? A semi-subtle buttermilk tang and molasses-y sweetness, with the buckshot sting of black pepper ― a worthy re-do of a Southern classic.

Little Skillet 360 Ritch (at Townsend), 777-2777; daytimes only

See also:
No. 92: Cracked Half Dungeness from Swan Oyster Depot
No. 91: Pastrami Sandwich from Orson
No. 90: Coconut Bun from Out the Door on Bush

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