Saturday, March 29, 2008

Biscuit Lingo and Recipe

It's Saturday morning!!! So we take our time on Saturday mornings (when we can). This morning the kids and I decided to make biscuits so we could work on the ham that we baked on Thursday!! The kids LOVE "helping" when we bake biscuits. Anna knows the main ingredients and reminds me about all the utensils and bowls we need to cook.....a big glass bowl, a fork, a spatula, flour, oil, soymilk, and the "cutter". The cutter is a lid to the Pam spray can... our Grandma's secret to perfect biscuits ;)

The real fun in "making biscuits" comes when it's time to cut the biscuits. The kids like patting the dough flat, they also like making the circles in the dough with the lid. But the BEST part is when there are extra dough scraps all over the work Anna calls that "skin". The kids scramble to see how much "biscuit skin" they can gobble up before I try get a few more biscuits cut saying,"Don't eat all the skin!!!"

Anna's Biscuits (from Grandma)
2 cups of self-rising flour (or all-purpose mixed with 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup milk (soymilk or apple juice)
Mix dry ingredients. Stir wet ingredients together and then pour into flour mixture. Knead well, roll and pat. Cut biscuits (we use the lid to a vegetable spray can).
Cook at 350 for 10-15 minutes (when Brian makes them he cooks them at a higher temperature....just watch them so they don't dry out).


Drea said...

im cooking this in the morn! hehe

Erica said...

i love that you call it the skin! we've got some biscuit eaters here-it's one of their favorites. jeremy cooks them at a high temp too...over 400 i think. he's a pro...i'm just a yankee. LOL!

Anonymous said...

Granddaddy and Grandma wish we had some of your biscuits, Anna and Christopher. We know they are good.

Anonymous said...

I cant believe you can make biscuits without egg! We have LOTS of allergies here (egg, dairy, wheat, soy, beef, tomato, nuts, corn etc) I am excited to try your recipes! ~Anna