Sunday, January 6, 2013

better biscuits

We work hard and eat well. It probably comes as no surprise that we are biscuit lovers, they're a part of many hearty meals served here on the farm. If you have not tasted or made biscuits from scratch, I highly recommend you try them. Besides being extremely simple to make..the taste and texture is delicious and by far beats them whop on the counter style biscuits. Once you start making them, nothing else will do. And like I said..they're easy!

Here's the basic mix:
2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1/3 cup cold butter
cut the butter into mixture until crumbly then add 1 cup cold milk
drop by the spoon full onto a cookie sheet (preferably one with sides that will catch the melting butter - unless you enjoy setting the smoke detectors off)
bake @ 450 for 10 min
We love the basic biscuits but I've used all sorts of variations..adding shredded cheese to the biscuit mix and topping with butter, parsley & garlic is also one of our favorites.
homemade biscuits and sausage gravy - can you guess which plate belongs to my cowboy?

 Cheers to better biscuits!