milk biscuits

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We just returned home from a wonderful road trip…a short jaunt to Hastings, 40 minutes away from our bluff country, rock bowl that is Red Wing Minnesota. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch at a new restaurant we’ve wanted to try for some time now. Elegant, cozy atmosphere, stellar service and yummy food.  We stopped for tea lattes on our way out of town…looked at the very new, industrial looking bridge that is going up right next to the antique, sky blue, rickety one. More details on all of this tomorrow. I’ll include a restaurant review too…

 We took a rainy day walk, changed into dry clothes, lit a fire in the fireplace, and I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s while I created a new, healthy meat loaf recipe (I will share soon…promise!)…

I made a big batch of these milk biscuits last week so we could enjoy them with homemade soup all week. Some soups were frozen and thawed…but I did make a big batch of my homemade chicken noodle, which is always a great way to use up those leftover chicken parts/bones, and pieces of veggies you would normally discard. It’s a bittersweet time of year when I have to say goodbye to soup season…. sigh.

preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2 and 1/3 cups all purpose flour

2 Tablespoons sugar

1 Tablespoon baking powder (aluminum free)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

9 Tablespoons real butter

3/4 cup whole milk

2 Tablespoons white vinegar or fresh lemon juice

Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and soda in a large mixing bowl. Work cold butter in with a pastry blender or fork. Add milk and vinegar/lemon juice. Stir until a shaggy dough forms, and just holds together.

Transfer to a floured work surface, and using floured hands, pat to 3/4 inch thick. Using a round biscuit cutter, cut out biscuits and place them 2 inches apart on a large baking pan that has been sprayed with olive oil spray, or lighty greased with olive oil.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until set and golden brown.

Serve with butter and jam, split and top with sausage gravy, use them as a base of a breakfast sandwiches, or as an accompaniment to your favorite soup!



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  9 comments for “milk biscuits

  1. Sheryl
    April 6, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Brilliant! I have been looking for a recipe for biscuits for my soups and stews. Easy, fast and I don’t have to knead it. 🙂 This lends itself to herbs, cheeses also. Win/win.

    • Melissa
      April 8, 2013 at 4:55 pm

      so happy you like it, Sheryl! love your ideas! maybe I’ll add some fresh basil/tarragon/orgeano when my herb garden is in! xo 🙂

  2. April 7, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I like soups in the summer perhaps some lighter versions easy to do in the crockpot freeing up time for the outside. We like a simple soup and salad supper in the summer

    • Melissa
      April 8, 2013 at 10:20 am

      what a great idea! 🙂 I might do the same this summer. What are your favorite kinds of soup to make in the summer, Cathy?

  3. April 8, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I like tomato basil, and any lighter version of a good broth base soup with fresh grown herbs and veggies oh don’t forget the rice or noodles I like chicken tortellini with those cute small packaged tortellini that you can find in the market. always good LOL. Always wanted to try a fish or seafood soup but haven’t had the nerve. soup beats standing over a hot stove especially if do most of it in the crockpot.

    • Melissa
      April 8, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      So wonderful! thank you for the idea…I guess I never really thought about soup in the summer because I try to eat mostly cold foods when it’s hot outside. Love your ideas though! along that same line of thinking… I developed a recipe for crockpot bread! If you follow this link, it will take you to the recipe! No need to heat up your kitchen to make yummy, fresh bread in the summer either 😉 Enjoy, and thank you so much for visiting and sharing your ideas, Cathy!

      • April 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm

        ooh thanks i have a bread maker i wear out one or so a year lol but i’d love to try this in the crockpot cool! Im not a cold food lover so ii try to find simple warm or room temp foods and lots of fruit lol

        • Melissa
          April 8, 2013 at 2:43 pm

          my pleasure! enjoy 😉 xo

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