Another month has rolled around so Katty and the dudes from Easy Blog and mom chatted about what we will focus on in the month of May. Phenny suggested breads. Tyebe was all for breads…braided bread appealed to her and then she could wear braids. Mom pointed out her hands didn’t bend the way they needed to in order to knead the bread. I decided if she had this problem then others may also. Then they decided on Dough Day where we could make anything with dough in it. Like pizza dough, wraps, dough for chicky/beef pies. So many selections…I hear they even sell pizza dough mix. So Dough Day it is.
Tyebe and I mewed about what kind of dough for Dough Day. We finally decided on biscuits with an Italian twist. Now, biscuits in Italy are like cookies or Biscotti. They are hard little boogers that just about break one’s teeth. These are out cause mom would look too funny without teeth. mol
We finally decided to make up our own recipe with the ingredients we associate with Italy. The recipe would be of biscuits but North American biscuits, not hard cookies.
So we took a pretty basic baking powder biscuit recipe and added our slice of Italy. Well, it was gross!! These biscuits were tasteless and hard as rocks.
I bit into a biscuit and it was so dry….crumbles immediately tumbled out. I decided to entertain myself with some juggling. Meanwhile Tyebe was playing floor hockey with Budd using a biscuit. There’s always a fun side to any boo boo. We could have named these biscuits…..hockey pucks. mol
Ok, Tyebe we have to try this again but with a different basic recipe. Fur sure Shoks. We need more moisture and taste,
Here we go:
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup of butter or shortening (We used butter)
1 cup milk
Mix ingredients. Not too much as the dough will become tough.
1 to 1/12 tablespoons of fresh shredded garlic or 1 tsp garlic powder (we used fresh shredded garlic)
8 halves of sun dried tomatoes…from a bag or 1/4 to 1/3 cup of sun dried tomatoes in oil.
3/4 cup of green olives with pimento
1/2 cup of grated Parmesan Cheese
1 tablespoon basil, crushed
1 tablespoon oregano, crushed
1/ Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2/ In a food processor combine the flour. baking powder, salt and garlic powder if you want garlic powder if no garlic powder then blend the aforementioned dry ingredients….guess you could throw the Parmesan Cheese in too or later during the mixing.
3/ In a large mixing bowl combine milk, minced sun dried tomatoes, parmesan cheese and minced/shredded garlic and dry ingredients. Do not overmix.
4/ Sprinkle a little flour onto your counter and roll out the biscuit dough. The dough should be about an inch thick or 1 1/2 inches if you choose. Cut the biscuits into squares with a knife or cut in circles with a glass or cookie cutter.
NOTE: Some of you may see that the green olives in this bowl are actually black. That’s cause the picture is from the first batch of biscuits….the black olives are so mild that one doesn’t taste them.
5/ Place on parchment paper or grease the baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until the biscuits are golden brown.
Serve with soup, salad or/& with butter.
You will notice these biscuits are the size of hamburger buns. They are filling tasty critters. 1/2 a biscuit fills mom.
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