Monday, February 1, 2016

just for fun - It Is Bake for Family Fun Month! Let's Make a Cookbook!

Fluffy Biscuits Recipe
While certainly we can bake with our grandchildren any month of the year, apparently February is, "Bake for Family Fun Month"! This sounds like a fun thing to celebrate, so along with sharing some of my favorite baking recipes this month, I thought it would be fun to ask you to share your favorite recipes, too! If enough of you share recipes, I'll print them up in a doc which you will be able to download . . . our first-ever grandma's cookie jar cookbook!

So, first of all, I'll share one of my favorite recipes with you. For nearly all of my life . . . at least as long as I had been baking, I could not make biscuits. I know. Biscuits. Should be pretty simple, but every biscuit I tried to make ended up resembling rocks more than anything you would actually want to eat!

But, then one day a couple years ago I found a recipe for "flaky biscuits", tweaked it a bit, and gave it a try; lo-and-behold, the biscuits are actually flaky! Even better, they are delicious! My family loves them, so today I'm very happy to share this recipe with you.

Fluffy Biscuits

Ingredients -
  • 2 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup milk
Directions -
  • Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt
  • Cut in butter until mixture resembles course crumbs
  • Beat egg with milk and stir into dry ingredients until just moistened
  • Turn onto a well-floured surface and knead 20 times, folding dough over on itself, flattening and folding again and again - very important!!! Don't skip this step!!!!
  • Roll/press to 3/4 inch and cut with biscuit cutter . . . or as I do, use a heart-shaped cookie cutter for heart biscuits!
  • Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 450 for 8-10 minutes
  • ENJOY!!!! :^)
The key to this biscuit is the folding of the dough over on itself, flattening and folding again and again! These biscuits turn out beyond enjoyable!

Make these with your grandchildren . . . they will have fun with the folding part - and for extra fun, on each "layer" sprinkle cinnamon and sugar before you fold for the next layer. You will end up with some of the most delicious cinnamon roll biscuits ever!

If you make these with your grandchildren, make an extra batch, but don't bake them. Place them on a greased foil pan, cover and take to a shut-in or elderly neighbor with baking directions, so they can enjoy, fresh-from-the-oven biscuits, too!

So, do you have a favorite recipe you would be willing to share? If so, please post below!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! I look forward to making these with my oldest grandson!