Friday, May 29, 2009

Friday Foto: Biscuits


One phrase comes to mind this morning: TGIF. Despite the fact that it's been a short work week (thank you, Memorial Day) the last four days have been uber busy. Magazine article deadlines, new book projects in the works, and I'm 36 hours away from leaving on a 4-day ski mountaineering traverse of Colorado's Sawatch mountain range on assignment. Inevitably, such trips have me thinking about durable eats...the kind of gluten-free foods that not only taste great, but that travel well, too. Biscuits fit the bill, and these delectable goodies are great on their own, with butter, honey, jam or however you like to serve up your biscuits.

2 cups GF flour
1 tablespoon GF baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold butter
1 cup milk

1. Preheat the oven to 450°F and grease a baking sheet.
2. Mix together the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut the butter into the dry ingredients using a pastry blender or your hands, until the mixture looks like coarse crumbles.
3. Stir in the milk to form a batter.
4. Drop rounded (heaping) tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes, until the biscuits are golden.
5. Serve warm.
Enjoy, and see you next week post-traverse!
- Pete

6 comments:

gfe--gluten free easily said...

By now you are on your assignment. Hope it's going really well and looking forward to the photos!

Four-day work weeks, in my experience, are busier and more hectic than any others. This was especially true when I was a teacher ... the kids were more energized than ever!

Now, these biscuits ... yum ... I'm going to make them. I have some honey butter that I made in the fridge that will work great on them. :-)

Thanks!
Shirley

Diane said...

These biscuits were great! I was wondering if you've ever used the batter for dumplings on top of stew?

Thanks!
Diane

kellibronski said...

Diane,

We have not used these biscuits in a stew, but I imagine they would turn out the same as traditional biscuits on stew! Let us know if you give it a try.

Cheers,
Kelli

HealingSpirit said...

which GF flour did you use for this?

kellibronski said...

HealingSpirit - We used our Artisan Gluten-Free Flour Blend. Here is a link to the recipe:
http://noglutennoproblem.blogspot.com/2010/04/artisan-gluten-free-flour-blend.html

Cheers,
Kelli

Anonymous said...

Just made your biscuit recipe for dinner for the first time tonight & they were fantastic!!! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe! Some honey on top & they were my dessert for the evening!

Many blessings to you & your family!