I went to a book sale and saw a book written in 1929 called, “Anyone Can Bake”. I know I wasn’t even born then, but I figured they must have known I was coming and wrote this with me in mind. Since I am not one to walk away from a challenge, I bought the book and will take the next year to prove them wrong.
Each week I will attempt a new recipe and then blog about what happened. Jon will add his two cents. And at the end of the year, I’m pretty sure the book will have to change its name.
I began with the first, and easiest, master recipe in the book, ‘Baking Powder Biscuits’. Five ingredients. How hard can this be?
After gathering all the ingredients…… (wow, am I exhausted)….. I was excited to get started. I tried to follow the recipe exactly. First I carefully measured out all the dry ingredients.
Then it was time to add in the milk and make a smooth ball. First problem – the dough is too dry. Second problem – my ball isn’t smooth. But I am not a quitter and will continue on…..
I flatten the dough and realize there is no way I am going to get fourteen biscuits out of this. Rather than using a biscuit cutter, I will use a tiny juice glass to cut out the biscuits….. and still don’t end up with fourteen. Oh, well…..
After all that, I have eleven teeny biscuits ready to bake. Since I am scared to turn my oven up to 475 degrees because I don’t want my dishwasher to melt (long story), I set it to 450 degrees and figure that is good enough.
After twelve minutes of staring into the oven, my baby biscuits are ready! Lets take a look, shall we?
They don’t look like the biscuits you get in a restaurant….. at least not any one you’d go back to.
Well, they taste okay but they aren’t pretty. I think I’ll give this one to me. So, week one leaves me as the victor. What will week two hold?
Hey, I saved you a biscuit. Dig in!