Take two and butter them while they’re hot! Do you love hot Southern biscuits but don’t have the time or talent for making them Callie White of Charleston, South Carolina has mastered ‘the art of the biscuit,’ solving the problem for you.
Successful biscuit making requires the right ingredients, a light hand, practice and a touch of faith. With the charm of a Southern belle and the tenacity of a Yankee, Callie parlayed her recipe for old fashioned, homemade buttermilk biscuits into a thriving Southern food business.
Callie’s Charleston Biscuits are everything a decadant Southern biscuit should be. They are flaky, tender and light with a golden brown crust. The biscuits are available here in Columbia, SC, at the Gourmet Shop in Five Points. They are fresh-frozen, right out of the oven, ready for you to purchase and carry home. All you have to do is heat them in the oven and pray that you bought enough!
Linda Hiltner of the Gourmet Shop says, “Callie’s Charleston Biscuits have done the impossible. – brought a true Southern treasure to the tables of the not-so-Southerners.”
Callie’s biscuits are regularly served at Lowcountry parties and make appearances at celebrity events, such as the wedding of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe. Unfortunately, the marriage didn’t last, but Callie’s biscuits are ‘hotter’ than ever! The small buttery delights bring joy to satisfied customers throughout the South and beyond.
Actress Andie MacDowell said, “Callie’s Biscuits are a true taste of the South – fresh, delectable,and made by hand. They’re everything I miss about home.”
Callie White’s famous Southern-style, global fare has earned her a devoted following. A resident of Mt. Pleasant, Callie and her husband Tom have three grown children.
Her daughter Carrie Bailey-Morey partnered with her mother to launch Callie’s Charleston Biscuits. Carrie was able to strike a balance between her new role as a first time mom and a fulfilling career in the family business. Carrie resides in Charleston with her husband Jamie and daugher Caroline.
The two women craft the biscuits in their own kitchen using the finest ingredients. This approach allows them to focus on what matters most to them-creating a top-quality biscuit time and time again. After one year in business, Callie’s Charleston Biscuits receive rave reviews from markets across the Southeast as well as continued support from Charleston locals who, for years have coveted Callie’s secret recipe.
There are four biscuit varieties: Country Ham, Cheddar Cheese, Cinnamon, and of course, classic Buttermilk. “The Country Ham Biscuits are the reason we started this business”, explains Callie. For years, her clients begged her to sell them outside of her catered parties, but only recently has she let this delicious secret out of the bag! Callie uses finely chopped Virginia Artisanal Ham, Dijon mustard butter and the finest Southern flour. The Cheese Biscuits feature the finest sharp Cheddar cheese with fresh chives-they are to die for! The classic Buttermilk Biscuits are delicious split in half, buttered and toasted for extra crunch. The Cinnamon Biscuits are actually two biscuits layered with butter, cinnamon and brown sugar-the taste melts in your mouth.
The biscuits are available by the dozen and are ready to pop into the oven or the freezer. To prepare the biscuits, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Unwrap the package and remove biscuits from the plastic wrap. Let thaw for 20 minutes. Unstack and wrap completely in aluminum foil. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes. Open the foil for the last 3-5 minutes of baking or until golden brown. Two dozen serves 8-10 people; four dozen serves 16-20 people. Serve them as a coctail hors d’oeuvre, a supper side or bunch sweet to wow the most discriminating diners.
Callie’s Biscuits are a wonderful holiday gift idea – send them directly to the doorstep of the lucky recipient. I received an ice chest of the biscuits and they were neatly enclosed in attractive signature wrappings. Even the ice chest was tied with beautiful brown and mustard grosgrain ribbons. A personalized gift message can be included with your order. The packaging made a lasting impression-even before the first taste of the biscuits!
Currently the company offers 10 percent off shipping with 2 and 4 dozen packs.
Variety packs are available so you can mix and match your favorite biscuit flavors. In the Biscuit of the Month Club, you will receive 2 dozen of Callie’s Charleston Biscuits a month/or bi-monthly for three months with the flavors changing each month. Buttermilk excluded.
To purchase Callie’s biscuits in Columbia, visit the Gourmet Shop in Five Points (803) 799-9463 or (803) 799-3705. In Charleston, the biscuits are available many places including Ted’s Butcherblock on East Bay Street ( 843 -577-0094) , Boone Hall Farms ((843) 856-8154), and at Kennedys Bakery and Market (843 – 723-2026) at Calhoune Street. Find them at Newton Farms – Freshfields Village on John’s Island, South Carolina (843 -243-FARM) and Women’s Echoes at 137 Laurens Street SW, Aiken, SC 29801, (803- 644-1093). Callie’s Biscuits are available at Pine Valley Market in Wilmington, North Carolina (910- 350-FOOD) and at Cashier’s Farmer’s Market in Cashiers, North Carolina (828 -743-4334).
To order the biscuits for holiday gifts, call 843 – 577-1198.
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Photos courtesy of Callie’s Charleston Biscuits
Read Allison Askins’ article on holiday mixes in the State Newspaper today.