A Chicken Pot Pie Biscuit or a Banana Foster with Salted Caramel Biscuit? Yep, this was the very first item I sampled from a lovely team of smiling ladies at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City last Summer 2016. Since its inception 18 months ago, Mama Biscuit’s Gourmet Biscuit Co. (MBGB), America's first gourmet biscuit baking company, founded by Lesley Riley, has grown exponentially.
From the first online sale in May 2015, Riley's MBGB quickly became the 'biscuit darling' to local wineries, wholesalers and supermarkets like Wegmans and Whole Foods. Other food markets have retained the gourmet biscuit leader to make private label goods by the thousands. Like good proofed dough, Mama Biscuit has expanded out of an incubator shared kitchen at Clustered Spires Bakery located in Frederick, Maryland. Beginning March 2017, MBGB, is relocating to 7,500 square foot warehouse and office space at 7309 D Grove Road, Frederick MD. In 2017, Mama Biscuit will more than double their staff to 20 employees and with projections to double that number by 2018.
With a core mission is "quality over quantity," Mama Biscuit's goal is to create an experience that takes you on a flavor journey, where your taste buds have never traveled. Over 50 creative flavor profiles are offered in biscuits designed in heart shapes.
No stranger to the kitchen, Riley owned and operated her own successful, Southern-style restaurant in North Carolina. Mama Riley’s mission is to "bring a Northern flair to a Southern classic" and quality is baked into every item she allows out the door. Mama Riley and her team, have created over 50 signature heart-shaped, biscuit recipes. The top sellers include both sweet and savory offerings, like her famous Chicken Pot Pie and Bananas Foster with salted Pecan Praline, Kahlua stuffed Brie with brown sugared pecans, (seen in photo) Spiced Mango with Tequila-Lime glaze. Gluten free versions are available.
“The unique flavor combinations of our gourmet biscuits transport your taste buds back to your childhood. Some of our biscuit flavor profiles, are familiar, reminding you of family recipes. We bake love and nostalgia into every heart-shaped biscuit,” states, Riley.
Biscuit baking classes and parties for adults and kids will be available. The new facility will allow local companies to order on line and pick-up at the facility. Go online and create a variety dozen or half dozen to savor at home. www.MamaBiscuit.com.
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