Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Amish Cook's Mystery Biscuits

My mother is famous for her baking soda biscuits.  Me, not so much.  So what is one to do when you love them, but your mother lives thousands of miles away?  You just gotta figure out how to do it on your own.  So, I turned to my favourite Amish cookbook for a simple recipe for biscuits and found these beauties.

One of the key's to a fluffy biscuit is not to handle them too much.  As these are made in muffin tins the handling is minimum.  They have mayonnaise in them and the dough is very sticky.  The center was soft and fluffy with a perfect crunchy crust.
from The Amish Cook's Baking Book

2 cups all-purpose flour (I used 1-1/2 cups white & 1/2 cup whole wheat flour)
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt (I used Kosher salt)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon sugar

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a baking sheet or 12 muffin cups and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Blend in the mayonnaise, milk, and sugar until the mixture is creamy.  Drop by the Tablespoon onto the prepared pan or fill the muffin cups two-thirds full.  Bake until golden brown, 18 to 20 minutes.

Printable Recipe

Have I mentioned how much I adore this baking book?  I have tried many cookbooks but this is the one I can easily open, flip to any page, will likely have all the ingredients on hand and all the recipes are simple to make.  Does it get any better than that?

So far, I've made their Monster Cookies, Peanut Butter Swirl Bars (which I'll post another time), Banana Muffins, Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Brownies (forgot to get photos of these and they were eaten in a flash).  Looking for the perfect gift for the baker in your family or novice cook - this is it!  (No, I'm not being paid to review or write about this lovely book either).


My Aunt emailed me this link for creating a Santa message to your children.
Give it a try~

1 comment:

  1. I make a similar biscuit with mayo. It really makes them tasty! Great recipe Sarah! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!


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