Do you have comfort foods, Do you reach for chips? Chocolate? Popcorn? or Cookies or how about icecream when life gives you a kick?
Well, I just felt kicked and I am making one of my favorite foods, it goes like this.. Med Steel bowl, three pats of butter, two green flour cups, a pinch of Salt/Sugar, a capful of Baking Powder, mix together, then make a hole in the middle, fill with raw sheeps milk, mix together, will pull into a soft dough, and cut with pint jar ring into circles and bake at 350 for 12 to 15 min till golden brown.
Yup, I am talking about fresh baking powder Biscuits, I am going to throw down with hot dripping butter and a funky jam and enjoy every second of it.. but I will limit myself to two and save the rest for to go for things like breakfast sandwhich or to serve one with soup at lunch.
Now I guess I had better give that recipe in a way that someone other then myself can use, I know there are more recipes for Baking Powder Biscuits but this is the one that I make by heart, I just know what it should look like and I have made it in the same bowl for so long, I don’t even measure the milk anymore.
Farmgal Baking Powder
- Half a cup of butter or magrine or lard (your choice)
- Three cups flour
- 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1 Tbsp of Sugar
- 2 Tbsp of Baking Powder
- 1 cup of Milk
Take the first five and add them in a bowl, cut the cold fat into the flour mixture till its blended in to tiny peices no bigger then the size of pea’s, then make a well in the middle and add the milk and stir, it will make a soft dough if its sticky, add a little more flour, turn out on a floured surface and gentle pat down into a round circle about half an inch high, you can cut it with a glass, or a jar lid ring, or proper steel cookie cutters or you can take a pizza cutter and cut into sqaures or you can score lines and bake it as a solid peice.
If you really want it to be browned, you can make a egg/milk wash to put over top, I did this when I worked in kitchen business but have never felt the need to do it at home, but if you want that store look of so golden brown, that’s how they do it.
I’m looking forward to when they come out of the oven, gotta a huge cuppa of hot rooboo tea with local raw honey.. heavenly.