Monday, January 19, 2009

The joy of cooking

I have been renewing my love lately of cooking for my husband and family. Many people find it hard to understand but for me it's a very passionate thing. For me, it's like creating great art. I use it as stress relief. A recipe for me is only a guide.....I change things around often.

I am one of Ina Garten's biggest fans and I love to watch her in the afternoon on the Food Network. While I don't feel we necessarily cook alike mainly because most of the food she makes tends to be on a higher end of what the local supermarket handles, I love how at ease she is with food. I understand the feeling well because it's the way I feel.

My daughter and son in law came for breakfast today and I made biscuits. The following is the recipe.

1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups of flour
6 tablespoons of butter
1 cup and 1 teaspoon of buttermilk

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Sift the dry ingredients together. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the flour takes on the look of small peas. Add buttermilk gradually then kneed on a floured board, but do not overkneed. Cut out biscuits and bake on a stoneware sheet if you have on. If not, it will work on a buttered cookie sheet. Brush with melted butter if desired.

Here is what you will end up with!

Bon Appetit!!