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Trader Joe's new frozen buttermilk biscuits!

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elise h Oct 10, 2008 09:54 PM

This is a great new product. 6 biscuits. Rich and buttery. Don't defrost. Just put them in a pre heated 400 degree oven. Also worked in my toaster oven. $3.29/box. Very convenient if you just want one or two biscuits fresh and piping hot.

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  1. Arthur RE: elise h Oct 11, 2008 05:34 PM

    Not my experience at all, Elise.

    I bought them, then split the package into three batches of two biscuits each, at first following the directions on the box precisely.

    The first batch came out close to raw on the inside.

    For the second batch, I increased the oven time by a couple of minutes. But the biscuits were still distinctly underbaked, particularly on the bottoms.

    I added a few more minutes for the third batch. Not quite the charm. The biscuits were at last almost adequately baked on the inside - but they were now clearly overbaked on the outside.

    I think defrosting them, while inconvenient, could potentially resolve some of these problems - as well as the somewhat unsightly square shape to which these boxed biscuits hew.

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      marti RE: Arthur Oct 11, 2008 06:34 PM

      Both the Trader Joe's I shop in have a notice taped to the freezer just in front of the biscuits saying the directions printed on the box are in error and they give the correct timing and temp. Perhaps you have used the incorrect version of directions. I do not have the changes available to give you. Sorry but check your local T.J.Hope this helps.

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        Arthur RE: marti Oct 12, 2008 12:44 AM

        Wow, thanks so much! I'll be on the lookout for the corrected instructions and will be happy to give the biscuits another try. At least I can now take some comfort in that apparently it wasn't just me.

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        mariannas RE: Arthur Nov 14, 2008 07:08 PM

        I just tried them and thought they were delish! I have a weakness for biscuits and rarely feel like making whole batch so this is a great way to get my fix. Straight out of the oven with butter and warmed jam...heaven!

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        SueB42 RE: elise h Nov 12, 2008 08:33 AM

        I also had the same problems with these biscuits mentioned previously. I tried to find answers and found it on the new Frequent Flyer on the Trader Joe's website - Bake biscuits from frozen at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

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          Woof Woof Woof RE: SueB42 Nov 12, 2008 07:55 PM

          On the package, it is say shortbread? I thought they were just biscuits. They look tiny too. I alas can't try those out in the store I don't think or at least I don't think the sample slave will cook one up for me to try...

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            coney with everything RE: SueB42 Nov 15, 2008 09:00 AM

            Those are the instructions on the box--I bought these this morning and had the same problems that Arthur reported. No updated instructions at my local TJ's.

            DH and I agree that we won't buy these again.

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              Arthur RE: SueB42 Nov 15, 2008 12:32 PM

              I finally got around to trying them again this morning using SueB42's Fearless Flyer instructions, which are markedly different from those on the box. The updated method is much closer to the mark, the only discrepancy being that the biscuits actually needed about 23-25 minutes to bake thoroughly in my oven. That's a far cry from the 8-10 minutes promised in the original instructions. Tastewise, the biscuits are really good but IMHO not a noticeable improvement over the much simpler ready-to-bake version made by Pillsbury - although it must be noted that the Trader Joe's version is 100% free of chemicals and preservatives, which I doubt is true for Pillsbury's.

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                coney with everything RE: Arthur Nov 16, 2008 05:05 AM

                The box we got says 18-20 minutes so I think they updated the packaging. Even with that time, we ended up putting them back in the oven a couple of times and the results were still underdone inside, overdone outside. Maybe a lower oven temp?

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