The Flying Biscuit Shop is a bakery in South Bend, Indiana, that sells all sorts of goodies to the public.
But the owner, Michelle Williams, says that’s where she’s found a new passion: baking biscuits.
She’s the owner of the Flying Bic biscuit bakery, which opened its doors in 2017.
“We have our own private oven and bake everything on site,” Williams told Business Insider.
“It’s just a little bit more time consuming,” she added.
Williams first heard about biscuit making from her mother when she was a child.
“I always told my mother I wanted to be a baker,” Williams said.
“And she always said, ‘No, no, you can’t do that.'”
After earning a master’s degree in culinary arts at Purdue University, Williams decided to pursue her passion for baking biscuit dough.
“My mom, she wanted to bake all sorts, she had a big baking table,” Williams recalled.
“She had a lot of dough and she was making all kinds of things.
She was the one who made the cookies.”
As a teenager, Williams started making cookies with her mother, baking chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies. “
I wanted to make things, and I wanted a way to make them.”
As a teenager, Williams started making cookies with her mother, baking chocolate chip cookies and peanut butter cookies.
The cookies eventually became a hit, and she opened a bakery on her own.
“My mom was just the perfect baker for me,” Williams explained.
“They made the biscuits, they made the pies, they cooked the food, they did the washing up.”
Biscuit baker Michelle Williams baking at her Flying Bichon biscuit bake shop in South B.
(Amy Dobbins/Business Insider)Williams says she’s enjoyed baking since she was in her 20s.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, and it’s something that I’ve really enjoyed,” she said.
“The fact that it’s my passion, it’s what has given me the ability to do it.
And it’s fun, too, because I can actually make things.”
While Williams is excited about baking the biscuit biscuits, she admits there’s a catch to making them.
“There are some ingredients that we’ve got to change,” she explained.
“First of all, we can’t have a chocolate chip cookie because chocolate chips are hard to make,” she noted.
“Secondly, we have to change the toppings, and we have two ways to do that.”
“We’ve got our own oven and cook everything on location,” Williams continued.
She said she has tried baking cookies on a variety of devices and with different toppings.
“You can have the biscuits in the oven, you know, on a griddle, you’ve got a cast iron skillet,” she joked.
“Or you can bake them on a muffin tin,” Williams added.
“That works just fine.”
Williams said she’s currently working on two more biscuits, including a cinnamon biscuit and an apple biscuit.
“So it’s a little different,” she admitted.
“Now we’re looking at it from a different angle,” she concluded.
“We’re trying to figure out a way that we can bake a biscuity biscuit that’s not a cookie.”
You can follow Williams on Instagram at the FlyingBiscuitsBisculette, the FlyingBs biscuit baking blog, and the Flyingbiscuits biscuit blog.