One of the Stars in fact :) :) :)
But it needs to come with us and has to be prepared for the move.
It will grow wonderfully again next year.
Kirin has gotten big!
There were 10 or 12 of the little beauties.
Ye Ole Biscuits (cut or drop)
3 c flour
1 1/2 T baking powder
1 t salt
1/3 c + 1 T shortening
1 c milk or water
Add flour to bowl, sift baking soda onto flour and sprinkle on salt. Add shortening and cut into flour until only pea size or smaller shortening balls remain. Add milk slowly and mix well to needed consistency. Thicker for cut biscuits, thinner for drop biscuits.
If you're making drop biscuits just drop them by the spoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet. I make big biscuits and use a large serving spoon. Bake at around 400 deg for 10 to 15 minutes.
To make cut biscuits, when dough is ready, sprinkle flour onto your rolling surface and roll dough out to 1/2 to 1 inch and cut with biscuit cutter or drinking glass rim or coffee cup rim dipped in flour. Place about 2 finger apart and bake at 400 for 10 to 15 minutes.
You can add all sorts of things to this basic mix, some of our favorite adds are ...
parmesan cheese and cracked pepper
minced ham and cheese bits
cinnamon and sugar (about 3 Tablespoons each to the mix)
This recipe also makes good shortbread which we call scones. You can make it like scones, in a large lump with slices cut. Or like shortbread, like large biscuits. I just add about 1/2 cup of sugar to the mix and sometimes adds like cranberries, blueberries, craisins, orange zest, cinnamon, lemon, poppy seeds ..... then just adjust the milk to make the dough the consistency you want. bake the same as above :)
I also made up a sort of chicken biscuit that we like a lot. Use chicken broth instead of milk or water and add pepper and onion. It might sound odd but they're very good and two make a good quick meal. I add minced cooked chicken meat is i have any extra.