Mila’s Biscuits

{Note: This is a special cookbook in the works from yours truly. From the Kitchen Of will feature recipes from the characters of my stories. Along with each recipe will be an excerpt, a behind-the-scenes if you will, of the creation of the recipe from that character’s POV. When they make it, why. The recipe may even feature a special never before read scene, or story aspect that will only be featured along with that recipe. Hope you enjoy! Leave a comment, share the love, spread the word, above all else . . . enjoy the food!}

 

From the Kitchen of:

 

Mila. Here is her biscuit recipe.

 

Behind the Recipe:

Mila Warren loves to cook. I’m only just starting to write her story, but she wanted me to share a recipe that she enjoys making. in her little farmhouse

Her biscuits. These can be used for both breakfast, or dinner. They are made for dinner in general at her house. Everyone around her home raves about them. The neighbors that live next door to her simply can’t get enough of these biscuits and often when she goes away on her many vacations on the hunt for information about her past, she will leave a special basket of these biscuits as a thank you. (This is why they adore her so much.)

 

Ingredients:

 

2 c all-purpose flour

1-2 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 Tbsp sugar (Equal to 1 1/2 tsp – can omit, but if you’re worried about these being sweet, don’t. They aren’t sweet biscuits.)

1/2 cup shortening or butter (you can substitute oil, but when you cook, watch for burning, and use slightly less – shortening is preferred)

3/4 cup milk (use buttermilk or *sour milk if you prefer)

1 egg

 

*to sour milk, mix one cup of milk with one teaspoon of either vinegar or lemon juice and let sit for five minutes

 

Directions:

Mila prefers to dump all ingredients except the milk into a bowl. Well, she isn’t exactly going to waste any effort doing otherwise, she’s got things to do.
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Mix up the ingredients with a fork until it’s a coarse meal.

Then add the milk.
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Give it a stir, just until the milk is combined. It should look like the below image. Not too moist, not too dry.

 

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Once everything is mixed, go ahead and drop some balls of the dough (size is up to you, but 2 Tbsp is a good hearty biscuit size) onto a cookie sheet and then press them somewhat into a circle if you like.

 

If you prefer rolled biscuits, then flour your cutting board, roll the dough out (try not to mix in too much more flour to keep the biscuits from drying out), and cut with a biscuit cutter. Other options include using a soup can, a tuna fish can, anything hollow and circular is fine, even a cookie cutter is great for fun shapes for the kids. Or so Mila tells me.

 

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You’ll see the color that Mila prefers to  cook them too. Feel free to forget as she has done a few times and cook them to a bit darker of color, or not as dark. Time is about 10-15 minutes, depending on your oven, and how well cooked you prefer.

 

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Once done, eat and enjoy. The secret ingredient in this recipe is the honey and the egg. If you have a problem with sugar or honey, you’re welcome to omit both, but the taste won’t be the same. You can also omit the egg and the recipe still holds up well, but again, the flavor will be altered.

 

If you try these, let me know what you think. They have been perfected through the years and I’m sure Mila would love to hear your thoughts. 🙂

 

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