Biscuits

We tried to make biscuits. The key word is tried. They didn’t turn out so well. But Kiddo had fun and learned some new skills.

The problem was that I only had whole wheat flour and the recipe called for all purpose. Also, I didn’t have enough (almond) milk, so I had to use some water. You may be starting to get an idea of just how “not good” these biscuits were. I’m not going to include the recipe that we made, but I will give you a good recipe.

On a positive note, watching Kiddo use the cookie cutters has made me really excited to make Christmas cookies in December. I hope that Cuzzo, and the two older cousins will join us for that. 🙂

Yummy Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 TBS baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter (I use Earth Balance), cut into small cubes
  • 3/4 cup (almond) milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a medium sized bowl. This is a super fun toddler job. Kiddo love sifting.
  3. Cut the butter into the the flour with a pastry blender or two knives. I didn’t do it this times, but I have had success with using frozen butter and grating it with a cheese grater, then cutting it into the flour. Combine dry ingredients with butter until it resembles course crumbs.
  4. Pour the milk into the flour mixture and combine with a fork. Stir with fork until soft dough forms, and it pulls away from the side of the bowl.
  5. Turn the dough onto a floured surface.
  6. Toss the dough with flour until it is no longer sticky.
  7. Roll dough to 1/2in thickness, and cut biscuits with a floured cutter.
  8. Place on ungreased pan and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

*This is a modified version of a recipe I found on allrecipes.com. The original recipe uses shortening, not butter.

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