Jun 23, 2011

Buttery Biscuits--Specialty of the House

This week's scavenger hunt for ESN is Butter.

My thoughts on butter leads to homemade biscuits.  I think I've made a zillion biscuits in my life time. Biscuits were a staple, everyday item when my kids were growing up.  I still love to make biscuits and even better to eat biscuits-- and what better than one slathered with lots of butter--and maybe strawberry jam. 

Here's my biscuit recipe:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2 Cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 T baking powder
6 T. (or 1/3 cup) Crisco
1 Cup Milk
Note: For Buttermilk Biscuits, reduce baking powder to 2 tsp., add 1/2 tsp. Baking soda with dry ingredients and use buttermilk or soured milk.

Measure and sift together dry ingredients.  Cut in Crisco using fork or pastry blender until mealy.  Add milk and stir until flour is all mixed in. The softer and stickier the dough, the lighter the biscuits will be.  Turn onto floured board and press or roll out. I press mine rather thin then fold over and press out and fold over several times. This makes them open up if you do it once and I think makes them flakier if you do it several times. Get your dough about 1/2" thick. Cut out biscuits with glass, biscuit cutter, or empty Large vienna sausage can. (because it is aluminum),Place on ungreased baking sheet with space between each biscuit. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.  Brush tops with butter and enjoy.

For an excellent pancake batter, add 1 egg, a little more milk and a little sugar.  Also served with lots of creamy butter and syrup. 

I looked through ESN for kitchen items.  Here is what I found.  I like to think everything I cook is "Seasoned with Love" and this would be so appropriate in the kitchen.  Only wish my house had more walls....
Seasoned with love decal from Walls that Talk.
Others have featured this cookbook, as I am not the only one thinking of hot, buttered bread.but look through the stores at ESN. You can find any kind of cookbook you might be looking for.
The  Bread Machine Cookbook from Bargain Express
I have an old fashioned rolling pin like this and love it for making pies and biscuits. Everyone needs one if they are doing any "real" baking.
Wooden Rolling Pin at Eccentric Thrifter

And you have to have the right mixing bowl, right?  Look at this pretty and collectible one.
Beautiful, useful mixing bowl from Carolina Blue Lady.

Seems you can take any topic and find things to fit on the ESN  stores.  Whether you are thinking cooking,  collectibles,  apparel, whimsy, wedding plans, books, or whatever take a look at ESN


  1. It's bedtime and I want to go make biscuits the recipe looks wonderful and I love the mixing bowl. This post makes me feel at home.

  2. Great blog! You've listed everything ya need to make those yummy looking biscuits. Thanks for sharing the recipe and including our kitchen design.