Friday, August 23, 2013

Biscuits

Today marks the return of everyone's favorite house elf, Dobby! Today's food is suitable for breakfast, tea, served with fried chicken(?)...

"Instantly, about six house-elves came trotting up behind him, bearing a large silver laden tray with a teapot, cups for Harry, Ron, and Hermione, a milk jug, and a large plate of biscuits" (Goblet of Fire 377).

We should check to see if the British publication of Goblet of Fire also says "biscuit," because a British biscuit (at least as far as I could tell by the ones given to me when I was in England) are much closer to an American cookie than what we'll be baking today. And that certainly seems to make more sense contextually. But I made American biscuits, because it was breakfast time and I'm in America. Today's recipe comes from Food.com.

You Will Need:
2 cups flour
3 tsp baking powder
2 Tbs sugar
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup oil
2/3 cup milk

1. Mix the dry ingredients
2. Pour oil in a measuring cup and add the milk. Do not stir.


3. Add the milk/oil to the the dry ingredients.


4. Mix lightly to moisten the ingredients and knead a couple times to form a ball.
At this point you can roll out the dough and cut biscuits, or pull them apart and plop "drop biscuits" on an ungreased baking sheet.


5. Bake at 475 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown.


A very quick and simple biscuit recipe! Easy to whip up for surprise guests from out of town for breakfast or served with jam and clotted cream for a quick tea. Enjoy!


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