Wednesday, March 2, 2011

God Given Cooking Utencils....

There are thousands of kitchen tools/utensils out there.  In some cases, we can make due with our hands.   Of course we wouldn't want to dip our hand into a piping hot pot of soup to ladle out a serving or two.  I made homemade biscuits this evening.   I used my hands to blend the flour and butter together and to flatten out the biscuit dough.  I used my fingertips to coat the tops with milk and check for doneness.  There is something playful about getting your hands right in the flour and making mud pies as a kid.  Next time, I'm enlisting Ryan to help me, he'll love it!

Tonight I whipped up a batch of whole grain biscuits to go with my Crispy Oven Fried Chicken.  Warm Homemade biscuits with a pat of butter and honey served alongside crispy oven friend, so good!

I do not measure when making these, much like when I make pancakes or waffles.   Into a large mixing bowl goes white flour, whole wheat flour, wheat germ, a small amount of sugar, baking powder, and a little salt.  With my hands, I blended about 1/3 cup butter into the flour mixture, it resembles cornmeal when it's ready for liquid.  I didn't have buttermilk, so I mixed about 1/2 cup plain yogurt with milk and dumped it into the flour mixture. My favorite mixing tool to mix is a fork.  I mix until most of the flour is moistened, dump onto counter and knead into a ball.  Pat into a circle that's about 1/2" thick.  Cut with biscuit cutter.  I coat the tops with a little milk, with my fingers, of course!  Bake at 375' for about 18 minutes.  Carefully, I touch the tops of the biscuits with my finger to check for doneness.

These go together in five easy.  Kind of fun to eat a biscuit in lieu of the typical starches.  The boys go CRAZY for them.  Nice treat for a Tuesday evening.

I think these might make an excellent demo video, don't you think?

Have a great evening!


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