Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Not Your Grandmother's Biscuits

But it is my grandmother's Biscuit CUTTER!

 A give-away, I'm sure
From Rumford Baking Powder
(And I'm a Clabber Girl type)
(But actually, both are produced by the same company!)

And with my grandmother's biscuit cutter, I made

But not Grandmother's biscuits
A small batch of four which is perfect for two!

Our German Waiter
(which is a smoker which is why his mouth is open)

The biscuits?
Easy biscuits.
Whipping Cream biscuits.

2 cups self-rising flour
1 t. sugar
1 cup whipping cream

Combine all ingredients; mix well.    Dough will be stiff.    Turn dough on floured surface; knead 10 to 12 times.   Roll dough to 3/8 inch thick.    Cut biscuits.    Bake on lightly greased baking sheet at 450 for 10 to 12 minutes.

The ingredients are always at hand.
Self-rising flour is always in the larder.
There's always whipping cream in the fridge.

No cutting fat into flour.
And adding buttermilk or milk.
Just 3 ingredients.
A quick mix.
And the biscuits are in the oven in a thrice.

Would grandmother approve?
I'm not sure for
She was the buttermilk biscuit type.
Almost a biscuit purist.
But she was a lady who liked easier recipes if she could find them.

We find biscuits are great with fried chicken,
with bacon and eggs and grits for Sunday breakfast
with sausage gravy poured over when we feel like we could use a few extra calories.


Sue/the view from great island said...

I'm a biscuit maniac, but not a biscuit purist. I love the idea of these biscuits, the easier the better as far as I'm concerned.

Sara at Come Away With Me said...

Oh yum, these are perfect and I'm going to make a few. I don't normally keep whipping cream in the house (it wouldn't last long and I'd be 20 pounds heavier if I did!) but that can be easily remedied. Thank you for this quick and easy biscuit recipe.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

That sounds too easy. Another recipe I must try. Love the biscuit cutter!