Saturday, June 29, 2013

Light as air, Tender as a Summer Breeze

  1. Adapted from Women's Day Cookbook by Kathy Farrell-Kingsley True to their name, these cookies are light. Cut into squares if you want, or use a cookie cutter to make them round.
  2. Ingredients:

    1/4 oz (1 ½ teaspoons) active dry yeast
    ¼ cup granulated sugar
    1/4 cup hot water
    5 ½ cups all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    2 cups buttermilk
    ¼ cup butter, melted and cooled slightly
  3. Preparation:

    1. In a small bowl, combine yeast, ½ teaspoon of sugar and water. Mix lightly and let stand until foamy, about 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the remaining sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture.

    2 Pouring the mixture of yeast in the well, and buttermilk and butter. Stir until mixture. Combine remaining sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Pouring the mixture of yeast in the well, and buttermilk and butter.

    3 Stir until mixture. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.Knead 10 times. Shape dough into a ball. Spray a clean bowl with vegetable oil and place the dough inside.

    4 Turn the ball to distribute the oil and cover with plastic wrap. Place in a warm up for 1 ½ hours, or until doubled place. Pierce the dough down.Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours or more. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and bring to room temperature.

    5 Spread the dough on a lightly floured surface until it is 3/8 inch thick. Cut dough into about 2 inches (circles or squares). Place cookies 1 inch apart on baking sheet.

    6 Cover with a clean and let the cookies rest in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour cloth. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

    7 Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. Delicious Biscuits

  5. Biscuits can serve as the most convenient breakfast or snack(salade homard) item every time you are hungry. Just tear open a pack of biscuits and start munching on those delicious hard breads. You can munch on them while you are walking to school or when you are at work. They serve as an excellent alternative if we are unable to have a complete meal.

    Remember when you were a kid, nothing tasted as delicious as dipping biscuits in hot tea and eating them or separating two cream biscuits and licking the cream off. Well, that's the wonder of biscuits. They come in so many varieties that we can never get tired of eating them. They can be raised with baking powder or soda and can be referred to as bread or soft cakes. The flavors, types, shapes and sizes of biscuits are limitless. As they can be bought from almost anywhere and even be baked at home, they do not fail to entice people from all age groups to consume them.
  6. Amazing Recipes for Biscuits and Gravy
  7. Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies - Video Recipe
  8. Biscuits are believed to have gotten their name from the Middle French word for biscuit which is bis which means twice and coquere which means to cook. The reason for them being called "to cook twice" is because they are first required to be baked and then dried in ovens. The entire world now uses this term except for the United States where biscuits refer to soft bread products that are baked only once. Biscuits not only keep you from feeling hungry at work or school but also on long journeys. Due to the fact that they posses starch, they ensure the consumer does not go hungry. Here in Singapore, when young army men go out for camps in the jungles, they depend on biscuits to provide them with the necessary starch and nutrients they need.
  9. @drkirstenw bet your biscuits taste delicious! :-)
  10. Biscuits with honey is so delicious

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