Saturday, November 3, 2007
Serious Craving!
This is not really normal for me, but lately I have had a serious craving for biscuits! It is funny how some things just take you back to being a kid again and biscuits are definitely one for me. I have so many fond memories of my grandmother making biscuits when we would go and visit her. She had a huge wooden bowl that she would just throw flour into and then start cutting in the shortening by hand. She measured nothing. Then she would pour in the buttermilk and they were perfect every time. This, I am sure came from many years of practice! There are some things that I feel that comfortable with in the kitchen, but biscuits have never been one of them! I always envied her for being able to whip them up to perfection! I never really made biscuits all that often because they were her thing. Some things should just stay that way. Unfortunately, as time goes by, I don't see her often enough to get them. I haven't eaten biscuits for years since I found out I am lactose intolerant. So, with the holiday season on us and my memories flowing freely...I thought I would try them again. I never had much luck before because I just did not have a good alternative to butter (and you know I have to make them healthier) so, I just gave up. A couple of months ago I have started baking with Earthbalance and have had great results! So, I thought I would give in to the craving! These were perfect! The were soft and flaky on the inside with a nice crisp outside! For another step back in time...I had some with sausage (I used Publix soy sausage) and grape jelly! I remember so many mornings eating those with my sister! I will definitely be making these more often!
"Buttery" Biscuits
2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 TBSP baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup Earthbalance (I used whipped)
3/4 cup lactose free skim milk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Cut in Earthbalance with a fork or pastry blender until it looks like course meal. Add milk and stir until combined and forms into a soft ball. Pour onto a floured surface (I used my silpat with no flour and it worked really well! Less mess and no extra calories) and form into a circle. Roll out to 3/4 inch thick and cut out with a 3 inch cutter. Place on the cookie sheet (they should be just touching for soft sides!). Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until they are lightly golden on top! Enjoy!

***carefully push remaining dough together to form more biscuits so you don't overwork it or eat it raw like the rest of my family did when I was a kid!

13 biscuits = 116 calories each

This one is for you, Tara...sausage (soysage as Tony calls it) and grape jelly...yum!

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 12:03 PM  
9 Comments:
  • At November 4, 2007 at 12:24 AM, Blogger Celine said…

    they're beautiful! I bookmarked this because I'm always on the lookout for zee perfect biscuit recipe.

     
  • At November 4, 2007 at 9:41 AM, Blogger VeggieGirl said…

    glad that you satisfied your craving!! I get SERIOUS cravings for vegetables (crucierous ones like brussels sprouts and broccoli - oh and baby carrots and leafy greens as well). I'm not kidding one bit!! :0D

     
  • At November 4, 2007 at 9:50 AM, Blogger Sarena Shasteen said…

    Celine, I was really happy with the results I got! I definitely scratched that itch!

    Veggiegirl, I am so with you on that! I mostly eat raw fruits and vegetables! I think I was on a nastalgic kick missing my grandmother! It is so strange how food can take you to a certain place and time!

     
  • At November 4, 2007 at 1:09 PM, Blogger kickpleat said…

    yummy! i made these for breakfast using almond milk instead of skim milk and they turned out perfectly! i may have left them in the oven for a bit too long, but they still turned out great.

     
  • At November 4, 2007 at 2:45 PM, Blogger Sarena Shasteen said…

    Oh yum, Kickpleat! I love almond milk! I bet that would be good! I am glad you like them!

     
  • At November 4, 2007 at 6:54 PM, Anonymous Alisa said…

    hmm, biscuits do sound pretty darn good.

     
  • At November 5, 2007 at 8:56 PM, Blogger Lyrically speaking said…

    Wow, learned something new here tonight. I didn't know you can make biscuists without the usage of milk. These biscuits look so good, i've had this craving too a couple months ago then I felt too depressed about it and chowed down on scones, lol. Hope you don't mind I add you to my list of bloggers :)

     
  • At November 13, 2007 at 6:50 PM, Anonymous Tara said…

    Sarena, Now you have your sister craving biscuits, too. I think I will try these when Mom and Dad are here for breakfast one morning (of course, I'll make the buttermilk ones for them). :)

     
  • At November 13, 2007 at 7:05 PM, Blogger Sarena Shasteen said…

    I know T, I totally thought of you the whole time I made them! Those are the days I miss! Tell everyone that I love them and miss them when you make them! Let me know how they turn out! Love ya!

     
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