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Costco frozen biscuits-Yum!

sweet ginger Dec 3, 2008 10:33 AM

Not sure how new of an item these are, but I recently picked up a box of 24 frozen biscuits at my local Costco- the brand is something like "Meetinghouse" (blue box) and it says they are 72-layer cream cheese biscuits. Served them at Thanksgiving and they are awesome!!! I made a fairly full tray- inner biscuits didn't puff up as well- I think they need a little more room for the heat to circulate than what I gave them...

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  1. Ruth Lafler RE: sweet ginger Dec 3, 2008 03:09 PM

    Ah. "Meetinghouse" was a restaurant in San Francisco -- the owner was famous for her biscuits. Since Meetinghouse closed, she's been a couple of other places, and fans of her biscuits have been following her around. They'll be glad to know they can get them at Costco!

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      ChowFun_derek RE: Ruth Lafler Dec 3, 2008 04:39 PM

      How's this for serendipity....I picked up a box at Costco (although I don't remember it saying "Meetinghouse")...and I still have a box of real "Meetinghouse" biscuits hand delivered by Joanne Karlinsky herself..I will definitely do a comparison...because these are NOT San francisco Meetinghouse Biscuits, but Maine Meetinghouse biscuits!!! They aren't even the same shape as Joannes'....here's a link to explain further.....


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        Ruth Lafler RE: ChowFun_derek Dec 3, 2008 07:35 PM

        Oh, what a coincidence! I guess I was wrong to presume there was only one "Meetinghouse biscuit"!

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      baseballfan RE: sweet ginger Dec 3, 2008 06:24 PM

      Where are you located? I am biscuit challenged when it comes to making them from scratch (think hockey pucks!). I was just at Costco today and didn't see them but I will look more closely next time.

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        walker RE: baseballfan Dec 4, 2008 12:16 AM

        I have not seen/tried the Costco biscuits but I have some buttermilk biscuits in the freezer from Trader Joe that are reputed to be great. Just thought I'd mention it to you in case you need more options. (Just haven't had a chance to try them yet.)

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          ChowFun_derek RE: walker Dec 4, 2008 12:33 AM

          Aw thanks!!! Now I will just HAVE to find the ones at TJ's for a true comparison...I'll need to invite over a few Chowhounds to help me...I also have a bag of frozen "Southern Style " biscuits from Pillsbury...If I can locate the ones from T.J.'s that would make 4 kinds to try!

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            sweet ginger RE: ChowFun_derek Dec 5, 2008 07:06 PM

            I'm at the Fairfield Costco (East Bay)- I used to purchase the So. style Pillsbury all the time until my Raleys stopped carrying them- hadn't yet tried the TJ's ones, but I definitely prefer the Meetinghouse brand to Pillsbury! Bigger size, more homemade flavor.
            The package also recommends using them for shortcake with berries and cream...can't wait til summer! Mmmm...

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              ChowFun_derek RE: sweet ginger Dec 5, 2008 09:35 PM

              your speaking of the S.F. Meetinghouse or the Costco/Maine Meetinghouse???

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                sweet ginger RE: ChowFun_derek Dec 6, 2008 01:30 PM

                the costco ones-

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            baseballfan RE: walker Dec 4, 2008 06:43 AM

            Thanks. I am making a TJ run today so I will definitely look for them.

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              Ruth Lafler RE: baseballfan Dec 4, 2008 09:06 AM

              Just a note that the TJ's biscuits have the wrong directions printed on the box -- they should have the correct instructions posted near them on the freezer case.

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                Cicely RE: Ruth Lafler Dec 4, 2008 10:10 AM

                hmm, I wonder if that's why I was underwhelmed?

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                  walker RE: Ruth Lafler Dec 4, 2008 10:33 AM

                  Do you remember what the correct instructions are? I didn't notice anything at TJs.

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                    Ruth Lafler RE: walker Dec 4, 2008 12:43 PM


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                      walker RE: Ruth Lafler Dec 4, 2008 04:35 PM

                      All this talk of biscuits -- decided to try one with "revised" instructions. Baked at 375 for 20 minutes -- not done. Put back another 5 minutes. Ate one even tho not done in middle. Put 2nd one back another 5 minutes. Still underdone. What's the solution?

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              ChowFun_derek RE: baseballfan Dec 4, 2008 12:30 AM

              San Francisco for me...I saw them at the local Costco...

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                baseballfan RE: ChowFun_derek Dec 4, 2008 06:45 AM

                I am in the East Bay (Danville) so maybe there is hope. I may also try the livermore location next time as they carry many more items than Danville.

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                  xanadude RE: ChowFun_derek Dec 8, 2008 03:16 PM

                  Also currently at S.SF.

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