Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Biscuits for breakfast

I have insomnia.  I hardly sleep.  Generally I watch bad infomercials, drink coffee and stare at boring television.  Today I was inspired to bake up a batch of my 'brain biscuits'  named by Connor because the tops look like brains to him.  They are patted out gently in powdered sugar and baked with a little blob of butter on top.  The recipe is here on the site with more details I think but here's the dirty:

2 cups a/p flour
1 tsp salt
2 Tb baking powder
1 Tb sugar (ok it's a heaping Tb)

Mix with your fingers then cut in (I use my fingers) 6 Tb butter or margarine, either works fine! If you're not thrilled with mixing/cutting in the fat with your fingers, use two knives or a pastry cutter.  This is a quick small recipe so no need to pull out the big gun equipment like a food processor, c'mon, you can do it.

Stir in 3/4 cup milk with a fork quickly and dump it onto a board floured with powdered sugar.  Flip it twice, pat it to 1 inch thick and cut with a medium biscuit cutter, don't twist it!  Bake the biscuits, barely touching, on a cast iron pan in a 450 oven for about 12 minutes or until they look like this:


They should pull easily and you should slather them with good butter and a blog of raspberry jam.  

Husband wasn't bothered and child could have cared less about hot, fresh, delicious biscuits on the island when they came downstairs this morning,  I'm trying not to be in a snit about it and sent the batch to work with husband with the hopes someone he works with will be delighted.  Hey, I don't care where I get it so long as SOMEone is delighted :)   Make some, they're easy, they're quick, they're delicious and I'm sure you'll make someone happy!!  

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