Jackson Pollock's Biscuit Supreme

Jackson Pollock

Jackson Pollock

Painter
1912 – 1956

American artist Jackson Pollock was born in 1912. He was a major figure in the abstract impressionist movement and one of the greatest painters of his generation.

Pollock struggled with traditional painting techniques, so he expressed himself by splashing, paint pouring and throwing colours instead. Later on he developed his “drip” technique, which meant that he dripped colours on an unprimed canvas, usually placed on the floor. Painting on the floor gave him more freedom and made him feel like he was a piece of the painting – an essential part of the creative process according to Pollock.

Pollock died in 1956 at the age of 44 in a car accident. However, during the years he was active, his art had a great impact on the international art scene and he is today considered to be one of the greatest American painters of all time.

Pollock was raised by his mother who used to bake for him and his five brothers. The following recipe for Biscuit Supreme – an American version of the British scone – was one of young Pollock’s favourites.

Photo credit: Tony Vaccaro – Tony Vaccaro Studio

Jackson Pollock's Biscuit Supreme
Clarifying notes by Ankarsrum are marked in red

Ingredients

Portions: –
Metric
US
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup shortening or room-temperature butter
2/3 cup milk

Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 230 C (450 F).

Step 2

Mix all ingredients, then pat the dough until it’s about 1/2 inch thick.

Step 3

Cut out circles and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes.

Make it easier with Ankarsrum Assistent Original

Making Biscuit Supremes is very reminiscent of baking scones and the dough is effortlessly prepared in the Ankarsrum Assistent Original. Use the stainless bowl together with the dough roll and dough knife.

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