Sunday, April 18
Biscuits and Spring Flowers!
I had planned to make biscuits the next morning and those spring flowers made a perfect accompaniment not only to our breakfast but also the photo shoot!
My goal is to make Pillsbury flaky biscuits...I'm afraid I didn't acheave that goal this time around. Although they were quite tasty and darn good for a homemade biscuit. I substituted coconut oil for most of the butter and that is probably why I didn't end up with flakes...I guess healthy biscuits cant be flaky...darn the bad luck! Ill try harder next time around.
Better for you "Flakeless" Biscuits
2 c. all purpose flour
2 Tbsp butter (I used the Smart Balance stick kind)
3/4 c. milk
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
In large bowl, sift or whisk together flour, powder and salt.
Cut the butter, very cold, and CO into dry ingredients until butter/CO pieces are about the size of a pea.
Add the milk and mix until just combined (texture should be sticky, moist and lumpy)
Roll the dough out on surface prepared with powdered sugar (rather than flour) into an aproximate 1 inch thickness (the more generous you are with the thickness, the bigger your biscuits will be).
Cut with lightly floured biscuit cutter and place on prepared baking sheet.
Kaepo decided to snack on the flowers during my photo shoot...I guess its better than him snacking on our biscuits!