Monday, November 22, 2010

crafting food: baking powder biscuits

baking powder biscuits
a good rule of thumb: if it involves a honeypot, it's probably going to be a beautiful thing.

one of my favorite fall traditions is sitting down with lord of the rings (the books or the movie) and a big bowl of stew. i usually serve this with apple cider and homemade baking powder biscuits which are so scrumptious with a touch of butter and honey!

here is a family recipe i use to make these very simple biscuits that are a great compliment to hearty sunday night dinners:

Baking Powder Biscuits
Makes app. 10 biscuits
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Sift together:
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3 cups flour
4 1/2 tsp. baking powder

then add:
6 TBLS. shortening
1 1/4 cups milk

biscuit cutters
i love my antique biscuit cutters but you can also use an upside down drinking glass
with a little flour on the edge to cut out your dough.

mix together and roll out at app. 1 inch thick. cut out circle shapes for biscuits and place on baking sheet. bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned and fluffy (if i recall, you can check them at about 10-15 minutes and go from there).

see, i told you they were simple!


DK said...

Mmmm biscuits and tea and stew and honey... AND LoTR, that's a good combination right there. I just finished watching the movies again, gave me an itch to re-read the books...

considerthelillies said...

that sounds like a wonderful Fall tradition!
Your biscuits look so good!

Meeling said...

I love biscuits...and your vintage biscuit cutters are awesome!!

It's a chilly evening here in Cali...stew sounds so good right now!!

Christina said...

It really does sound like a wonderful tradition! I love Lord of the Rings.

Emily Elizabeth said...

I love baking powder biscuits too! Although I did have one completely absentminded episode where I made them with baking soda instead of baking powder. The still looked fine, but tasted TERRIBLE!