Today you will learn that you can do this and
it is really easy to do. Take your time and donít be in a rush
and enjoy doing something new that the old sea Capt. Can teach
you to do. Just listen up now and follow what I tell you and
in about 30 mins you will have some of the best eating you
could ever wish for.
Now get things together so we can get this
cooking show on the road. You need some things that you most
likely have and if not should be able to pick up at the corner
market for very little. You need some good buttermilk. Takes
good buttermilk to make good biscuits, but if you donít have
any you can still make almost as good biscuits with just milk
by adding just a little vinegar into the milk and let it give
it that little acid that is there in the buttermilk. Not too
much now just a spoon full or so. You also need some flour and
if you can find it use self risen flour. Works great and lots
easier than having to use the baking powder and adding salt
and just lots easier. Here just let me make you the list of
ingredients to make a small batch of 8 to 10 biscuits
depending on the size you make.
2 cups of self risen flour with a little extra
as bench flour.
ľ cup of good oil (I use the liquid kind. so much easier to
ĺ cup of buttermilk or u can use regular milk also.
If your using buttermilk you need to add just
a little bit extra baking powder since the butter milk is
heavy the extra makes it rise better for lighter biscuits.
Place the flour in your mixing bowl and make a
well in the center to place your oil and milk into. Now comes
the fun stuff you get to clean your finger nails now if you
need to as you mix up the dough by using your hands instead of
a spoon but either works great. Be careful you donít get the
dough to wet or you can work with it very easily. If it is to
dry you can add a small amount of more b/milk or just a tiny
bit of water will also work. One thing now do not over work
your biscuit dough or it will be tough.
There are 2 ways to make the biscuits. You can
roll it out or just pinch it off and roll them in your hand.
If you roll them out an easy way in a small
area is to use a heavy duty tin foil to work it on and just
lightly pat it out to about ĺ inch thick and then cut your
biscuits out. Oh you say you donít have a cutter. I bet you
do. Take the veggie can you opened last night for dinner and
wash it out and cut the bottom out and here now you have
perfect cutter. This will make about 7 to 10 biscuits
depending the size and thickness.
You say you donít have a biscuit pan. A cake pan works great.
You know them round kind. They fit in most toaster ovens also
so you donít even have to warm up the kitchen with the big
oven. Oh yes I almost forgot. Preheat your oven to 450 and
place them in and allow about 15 mins to bake until they are
golden brown. Donít grease the pan they will come out just
Now I guess you need something easy to go with
them. Have you ever eaten tomato
gravy? It is great with hot biscuits
and you can make it while they are baking.
You need a can of tomatoes and about 2
tablespoons of flour to make a roux. And I like a couple
slices of good smoked country style bacon per person. Not that
wimpy super thin stuff that cooks away to nothing. Fri up the
bacon and save about 2 table spoons of the bacon fat and in
the pan you fried it in mix in the flour and sir it together
to make a roux cooking it till it starts to turn light brown.
Now start to add the tomatoes into it the roux stirring it
with a wire whisk to keep it smooth and lump free. You will
most likely have to add some water to thin it some also.
Remember to use only cold water and whisk it in slowly so it
stays with out lumps.
I like to cook some onions with the bacon
but that is only according to your taste and I like black
pepper and lots of garlic also but you must season it to your
taste as it may well be different than mine.
Hot liquid will make lumps so always remember to use the cold
I sure hope that you will try this and
remember to work the dough as little as you can for light
tender biscuits. When you make yeast bread you have to work it
a lots but not the biscuits. Good luck and I will be adding
more cooking stuff soon.
Love to you all in Jesus our Lord and Savior.
The only hope we have in life.
Jimmy aka jcshrimp1