Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Nuthin' says "I Love You" like a biscuit

This may sound silly, but the first time I ever tried toasty, warm, delicious, fluffy, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth biscuits was when I was visiting a friend in Philadelphia for Thanksgiving one year. He told me that at Thanksgiving in the US, biscuits are a must. They were soooooooooo good! I noticed that at many restaurants, they had biscuits on the menu too. My friend and his buddies went to KFC and there were biscuits on the menu. I wondered why we didn't have biscuits like they do in the States! Upon my return to Toronto, I was obsessed with biscuits! LOL!

When I moved to the Island, I was excited to see that my mother-in-law made biscuits for her family's meals. She said that biscuits were a staple for farm families. Yippeeee!! Whenever I go to my MIL's, her house smells of wonderful, hot, fresh out of the oven baked goods. The time and effort that goes into making homecooked food for family and loved ones just makes you feel warm inside.

Here's an easy biscuit recipe for you:

2 C. flour
1 T. baking powder
3/4 t. salt
5 T. butter or margarine
2/3 C. milk

Preheat oven to 400°F.In a large mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter. Add milk and stir it in with a fork.Put dough on a floured cutting board. Knead about 15 turns into a ball. Roll out to about 3/4 inches. Cut with a biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a ungreased cookie sheet.Bake 12 - 14 minutes, until medium brown.


ROAR! said...

Biscuits are a must just about everywhere south of the border. I remember some great ones in Lexington and Des Moines while attending Lions Clubs Forums. For breakfast the restaurants usually offer you a choice of "biscuits or grits." And don't forget the "biscuits and red eye gravy!"

Chrissy121875 said... eye gravy! What's that? Sounds interestingly delicious! When I was in Kansas and Missouri, I was asked if I wanted biscuits or grits for breakfast. I had no idea what grits were! LOL (so I opted for biscuits!) I know what grits are now though! :)

Hope you had a wonderful holiday with your family Roar!

t said...

Thats true! Why DON'T we have biscits like they do in the States? LOLL!!!!!!!! When I went down South, they had really great ones. When I got back to Canada I found "Bisquick" but it's not the same!

ahappilymarriedmommy said...

T, I use bisquick! LOL my husband thinks its great homemade cooking from a box! I certainly would love to try your real homemade biscuits, Chris! I'm too lazy to make stuff from scratch. I know it's bad but hey I'm not much of a cook! Better to leave the work to those who know what they're doing, no?

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