Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mile High Biscuits (with Milk Gravy)

Jenny Wilson taught me how to make these awesome biscuits in Achievement Days when I was about 9, and I have used this recipe ever since. These are everything biscuits should be. I like them with milk gravy and jam.

Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes

Mix together:
3 c flour
2 T sugar
4 t baking powder
3/4 t salt

Cut in:
3/4 c butter

Mix in:
1 egg
1 c milk

Roll the biscuits out and cut into circles or whatever shape suits your fancy. Bake til golden brown.

Russian Teacakes

Gabriel and I had a lovely morning making these cookies- he insisted that his be made without nuts and covered in green sprinkles. I figured, why not?
These didn't turn out round like I expected them to, but I think it was simply because I made them too large. The recipe says 1" balls, and I've always had a terrible gauge of what size things are.

Mix Thoroughly:
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 c sifted powdered sugar
1 t vanilla
Stir in
2 1/4 c flour
1/4 t salt
3/4 c nuts, finely chopped
C hill for about an hour
place onto an ungreased baking sheet
roll in powdered sugar while still warm and then again once cool