Momma Mia…… BISCUITS

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

 

traditional italian biscuits


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:
Ingredients

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.

ITALIAN MIX

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

INSTRUCTIONS

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.

                                                         BONY PETITE

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47 thoughts on “Momma Mia…… BISCUITS

  1. Meezer'sMews&TerrieristicalWoofs

    Oh, MY!! Yummy in the tummy!
    We have had more than a few hockey pucks in this den too…tasty ones, but not so good on the teeth like you said. Maybe that is why petcretary has a few crowns in her mouth. She keeps the dentist in $$, way more than pawppy, hah!

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      We will charge on over to your post after we finish up here my friend. I think we all will find we have gained some pounds during the lock down. Lots of time to shed the weight after the virus subsides.

      Tyebe

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      1. Doug Thomas

        Yes, shortening would be a “because the end of the world is nigh and that’s all that’s left to use in this recipe” alternative! I know of people who used margarine to make short bread, and I can’t imagine why this traditional; butter cookie is worth making with anything but butter.

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Mom is looking forward to tasting your biscotti. She will dip it in tea and then take a bite. I’ll bet its wonderful. Really, I think the Starbucks biscotti has been petrified!

      Shoko

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Mom’s been playing with the idea of getting a bread maker. You know one that just does a single loaf What holds her back is the slicing. Dad likes big thick slices and mom likes thin slices….I wonder if she took her bread to the grocery store, would they slice it for her?

      Shoko

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  2. Xena and Lucy

    Thinking even I could make these. Thanks for testing out the “hockey pucks” first so I don’t make another round of those here, LOL. I do cook Italian a lot, so will do these with one of those dishes. Thanks!

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  3. Cecilia Upchurch

    OMCs I love anything with cheese, I love bread and I love pimento cheese this is a winner .
    It would be yummy with whatever you are eating.
    Thank you for hosting….
    Hugs Cecilia
    PS I like the flowers on your background too.

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    1. The Canadian Cats Post author

      Budd is the official taster here at Fort Meezer. He’ll eat dang near anything and if he can’t eat it….there is something dreadfully wrong with the food. He drew the line at the first set of Momma Mia Biscuits. That’s when we knew they must be pretty awful.He will probably be more specific the more food he tastes. Right now its either “yuck” or a barf for terrible food. Either way we get the message.

      Shoko

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  4. The Canadian Cats Post author

    Here is a recipe for Southern Biscuits from Pete Hartley, a Cat Scout Master Chef. He will tell you he is a tuxedo male as handsome as the day is long.

    How about southern biscuits, we make these for breakfast, lunch and dinner! We even serve them for desert with butter and syrup poured over them!

    Ingredients
    • 2 Cups Self Rising Flour
    • 1/4 cup shortening
    • 2/3-3/4 cup milk
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and light spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. or use a piece of parchment paper,
    2. Place flour into mixing bowl and cut in shortening until well incorporated. (or put the flour into a blender drop the shortening into the blender in small pieces and blend for 15 seconds)Stir in just enough milk until dough leaves the sides of the bowl.
    3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Gently knead two or three times. Roll dough out to 1/2 inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter or small glass that has been dipped in flour. Place biscuits onto prepared baking sheet.
    4. Bake 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. (these are good with almost anything jam, gravy, fresh berries and whipped cream etc,

    Pete and Mike Hartley

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  6. franhunne4u

    By accident I baked two days ago, on Tuesday. A lovely American recipe, which went down very well with my colleagues – Jenny can cook’s Onebowl Lemon brownies (not brown!)

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