Saturday, September 8, 2012

If I May..

I made home made biscuits today... and if I may... let me just say, they were seriously awesome. The perfect consistency, so fluffy with just a hint of crunch on the outside. I do think that has to do with Grandma Phoebe's little trick of folding the dough on itself a few times before rolling it out... but seriously they were something else. The ones on the left are my babies and the ones on the right are the photo from the online recipe... (so maybe they look a touch funky... how do I get a flat top??)
Also, I got a tip from one of the comments on the recipe, and it made cutting the butter in a real cinch (especially because I don't have one of those wire cutter things, so I would otherwise have to use the two-fork method). I put the butter in the freezer for a bit, then grated it in on a cheese grater into the flour. It was niiice.

PS school is going fine. The internship is going fine. But they both make me stress... :)

xo to all the family.


  1. Your biscuits look better than the smooth tops. Your Grandpa would have loved them - all nice and crispy on top...Your great grandpa (Robert F.) would have them every morning, split and buttered, with luscious fig preserves, which your great grandmother (Estelle) made.

  2. Come to think of it, the smooth top biscuits probably had milk, or butter or an egg wash (thats an egg beaten up with a couple of tablespoons of water,) brushed on the top before they were baked. (I never did that). (They do that on television!) Love from your Granny Phoebe.