By Kevin Williams, Amish Cook Editor
We're on a bit of a biscuit blitz today. Rachel decided to make some homemade biscuits from the Amish Cook's Baking Book the other night, smothered in gravy. It was a good supper! This is a photo of the biscuits Rachel made the other night. Yum! A very typical looking Amish-style biscuit, not the hockey-puck type you find at KFC or other fast-food outlets.
By the way, the first restaurant Rachel and I ate in as a married couple was Tudor's Biscuit World. This is a chain primarily found off interstates highways in West Virginia (we were on our way to a post-wedding visit to South Carolina) but I was quite surprised recently to see one lone franchise closer to us, in Xenia, Ohio. So I guess biscuits will always sort of have a soft spot in this marriage. Any Tudor's Biscuit World fans among our Amish Cook readership?
Meanwhile, here is the recipe for The Amish Cook's buttermilk biscuits:
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 /4 cup vegetable oil
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Preheat the oven to 400. Lightly grease a baking sheet at set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, vegetable oil, baking powder, milk, and baking soda. Stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture forms a smooth batter. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.