I was watching a YouTube video of someone making “Cowboy Biscuits” by using newspaper as a mixing place instead of a bowl. This seemed unappealing to me, albeit easy to fold up and throw away. I reckoned that washing out a bowl couldn’t be that much more difficult, and more sanitary than adding newsprint to the finished product, so I decided to just give it a go.
In about half an hour, the plate you see above was covered in little biscuits. They took about five minutes to mix up and about 20 minutes to bake in the Cuisinart Oven Central. Clean up was very quick.
As usual, I didn’t have a recipe to go by, but here is what I did:
Measured one cup of flour, 1-1/2 t. baking powder, 1/4 t. baking soda, 1/4 t. salt, and 1 T. (scant) sugar into a bowl. That’s the end of the measuring. I whisked all those ingredients together, and pulled out my bucket of sour cream and a quart of heavy cream that I was sure had gone sour (but it hadn’t).
I put in a scoop of sour cream and poured in some of the heavy cream, and stirred with a Granny Fork until it made a crumbly mass. I put it out onto a floured surface, folded it together as best I could, and then rolled it a bit with my rolling pin to about a half-inch thickness.
Meanwhile the Cuisinart Oven Central was heating to its highest level (450°).
To get the small-shaped biscuits, I used the spare top to a bottle of half and half as a biscuit cutter. I have a whole bunch of various sizes of biscuit cutters, but their location is unknown to me! That’s how long it has been since I made biscuits.
At the end of the baking time, these little guys were irresistible. Three disappeared immediately, and two more went to a neighbor, along with some blueberry/cranberry muffins, which I will write about later.
The output was a dozen biscuits, so the calorie count is not too heavy for one biscuit.
Hmmm – there seems to be a basket of strawberries in the fridge . . . do I detect nascent strawberry shortcake?