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The Riley/Land Wooden Biscuit Cutter

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SKU-5C0C6CEC
$24.00
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When I was a kid, Mama made biscuits nearly every day. She would mix up the dough the night before and refrigerate it overnight so the dough wasn't too soft when rolling it out the next morning. Her recipe? Mix everything till it "feels right." Yep. That's the secret lol... Mama used her grandma's biscuit cutter, which is a very Southern thing to do. We pass down heirlooms like that, because they mean something to our family. It might just be an old cut out tin can, but it has sentimental value. When we developed our line of wooden biscuit cutters, Mama was hesitant at first, wanting to sit it on the shelf "for looks."

One day, I was there when she was making biscuits and I grabbed the biscuit cutter - hers is Black Walnut - and tossed it in the flour. "It's dirty now; go ahead and use it," I told her. And she did. That's all she's used since. For clarity, my Daddy makes biscuits most of the time now (he gets up earlier) and he uses the biscuit cutter as well. Because, as it turns out, it has become a new family heirloom. Funny how that works. 

These biscuit cutters are a great gift for the biscuit maker in your family. And, in the South, there's always one of those. Don't let that Southern talk fool you, biscuits have been on the rise (haha) as of late all over the US. Get a taste of Tennessee at your breakfast table.

All of our wooden kitchenwares are handmade by a small family-owned business in rural Tennessee. It's a learned tradition, handed down from father to son and spans multiple generations. The vast majority of the pieces come from locally-sourced trees (often from my parents' farm).

This is my best-selling size biscuit cutter - not too big, not too small. Actually, it's my best-selling item. The item that Chef Carla Hall declared as her favorite stocking stuffer in Food Network Magazine; the item that Southern Cast Iron listed as a staple in the Southern kitchen; the item that Taste of the South Magazine claims is a "must have" for your kitchen. 

Handmade in Tennessee. You choose your wood: Black Walnut, Cherry, Ambrosia Maple, or let me pick for you so you have a surprise when you open the box. These make exceptional one-of-a-kind gifts that will eventually become a new family heirloom.

Makes 2.5" diameter biscuits

* Do not put in the dishwasher. Do not soak in the sink. I recommend wiping with a damp cloth after use. Periodically, if needed, use beeswax or food-safe mineral oil for upkeep. 

Reviews

  • 5
    Functional and gorgeous

    Posted by KTK on Nov 29th 2020

    I am certain that these amazingly beautiful cutters made my biscuits as delicious as they were perfectly shaped! The perfect gift for novice - advanced biscuit maker!
    Signed,
    Novice Biscuit Maker

  • 5
    Love My Biscuit Cutter!

    Posted by C.J on Nov 27th 2020

    I am so in love with my biscuit cutter. It's not only functional, but it's absolutely gorgeous. The comfortable handle makes all the difference in the world. I love it!

  • 5
    Beauty!

    Posted by Kay on Apr 9th 2019

    Born and raised in France, where a biscuit is what you guys here call a cookie, I decided to start baking biscuits as an excuse to buy this beauty. Just looking at it makes me happy!

  • 5
    Southern Charm

    Posted by Caulyne on Dec 26th 2017

    This biscuit cutter is such a lovely reminder of my time in the south. It reminds me of one of my dear friend's mothers and how she'd make me cheddar biscuits every time I'd come to visit. (Alternately, leave it on your counter and find new uses! I just used it to portion pasta dough to send through the pasta roller.)