Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!: Biscuits

This won't be lengthy, as I have children to look after, but I thought I'd share this quickly.

This morning Alex decided to make biscuits. He used a recipe from Joy of Cooking.

Here's what he produced.

Yep, he's a keeper.

from Joy of Cooking

1 ¾ cups sifted all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon sugar
4-6 tablespoons butter
¾ cup milk

Sift together flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder in a large bowl. Add butter and cut into dry ingredients until the mixture is the consistency of coarse corn meal. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and add the milk. Stir until the dough is fairly free of the sides of the bowl. Turn out onto a lightly floured board and knead gently and quickly, making about 8 to 10 folds. Roll out to a thickness of about 1”. Cut out with a biscuit cutter lightly dipped in flour. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake until lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Makes about 24 biscuits for appreciative small children and spouse.

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