Rowan has really gotten the cooking bug lately and it is very cute. I had made some really tasty tarragon biscuits to go with dinner on Friday, partly because I am trying to overcome my fear of baking and also to use some of the overgrown mass of tarragon that was taking over my garden. The rest of the stash got put into the dehydrator to be saved for later. Anyway, back to Rowan. She was really impressed with the biscuits and requested that we have some breakfast the next morning. How can you say no to this face?
So Saturday my tiniest munchkin and I mixed up a batch of biscuits to be made into breakfast sandwiches with egg, cheese and sausage.
Rowan whisked together flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.
Then she worked in some butter flavor shortening until the dough looked like coarse ground cornmeal.
We added in some buttermilk and patted out the dough. Rowan cut the dough with a biscuit cutter and we baked it at 425 for 15 minutes.
The biscuit do not really brown on the tops, just a bit around the edges. My husband thought they should be more brown so he put them under the broiler. They were .. well...um... forgotten and overdone (burnt) on the top. They were a still tasty, but didn't look that great. Rowan was still happy to get her breakfast biscuits.
For the tarragon biscuit I added about 3 tablespoons of chopped fresh tarragon to the dry ingredients.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup milk
1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
2.In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl.
3.Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times. Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick. Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used. Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.
4.Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.
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