Buttermilk Biscuits

~ Shopping List ~

  • 2 cups sifted all purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup buttermilk

~ What to do ~

Preheat oven to 375-400 degrees (F).  Sift together dry ingredients.  Cut in shortening.  Add buttermilk all at once.  Mix until combined.  Turn out on a lightly floured surface and knead 5-6 times.  Roll to about 1/2″ thickness.  Cut into shape.  Place on greased pan, brush gently with butter.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove from oven and brush with butter again.  Serve warm.


Simple Pancakes

This super easy and fast recipe is perfect for those lazy Sunday mornings.

~ Shopping List ~

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • milk, just enough to make pourable batter

~ What to do ~

  1. Combine dry ingredients.
  2. Stir in egg, oil, and enough milk for batter to pour easily.
  3. Mix lightly to blend.
  4. Cook pancakes on a hot, well greased griddle.
  5. This recipe for pancakes makes 4-6 small pancakes.

~ Spice it up ~

Add some fruit.  Slice a banana (or any of your other  favorite fruit) and place them on the uncooked side of the pancake when you first place them in the pan.  They will get a nice caramelization when you flip the pancake.  You can do the same thing with pecans, walnuts, etc.


Drop Cheese Biscuits

This versatile quick bread is an easy way to class up almost any meal.

~ Shopping List ~

2 cups sifted flour
3 teaspoons Baking POWDER
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons shortening
1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup milk

1 tablespoon butter

~ What to do ~

Preheat oven to 450 degrees (F).  Sift dry ingredients into mixing bowl.  Cut-in shortening.  Add shredded cheese to flour-shortening mix.  Stir in all of the milk, which forms a drop batter.  Drop from spoon onto greased pan.  Brush with melted butter.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.  Makes 16-20.

substitution:  for an extra shock of flavor try using your favorite flavored butter (herbs de Province, garlic, paprika, etc.)