We have developed a pattern here in our little kitchen. One where we cook on Sundays, to be fed well the rest of the week. With the work day and commuting times, we would not eat until nearly 7 pm otherwise. For me, that is too late because by then I would be so hungry that I would have snacked my way through enough food for it to be the meal......
|Fluffy Biscuit Muffins|
We are also devoted to eating healthy with a bit of "treat" thrown in, and I am also a big fan of leftovers. We could call them planned-overs because we cook the way we do, on purpose. But the term leftovers has never been thought of as a bad thing, ever! As some of you know, we have plenty of cookbooks to choose from, so cooking is never boring around here.
The one area I continue to struggle with is smaller portioned recipes for certain foods, like fresh muffins or desserts. Soups, stews, and casseroles all freeze very well. We call upon these kinds of foods for our meals on a regular basis. Cook a vegetable or toss a salad and dinner is done, except.......
Sometimes you need something more, something freshly made, something made for that meal, a task to connect you to home and disconnect you from work. And while I have been in this blurry state of being for some time, I was not quite able to put it to words. I have also been on a search, for recipes for just the two of us. Simple yet enjoyable foods that can be made up, quickly, just for the two of us, and just for this meal. While I love leftovers, I don't want every recipe I make to produce leftovers......
First I made some self-rising flour:
adapted from: King Arthur
|Easy to make, Self-Rising Flour|
4 c flour - divided
4 T baking powder
2 t salt
Place the whole wheat flour and 3 cups of regular flour in a large bowl. Place the baking powder and salt into the bottom of the one cup measuring cup and add enough flour to make the final cup of flour for the total of 8 cups. Add the final cup of flour to the bowl and whisk thoroughly.
Store in a cool dry place, you can refrigerate due to the whole wheat flour, if you prefer. This can be used in any recipe calling for self-rising flour, like these biscuits....
Fluffy Biscuit Muffins
adapted from: Taste of Home, Ultimate 5 Ingredient Recipes
1 c self-rising flour
2 T full fat mayonnaise
1/2 c milk
Cut mayonnaise into flour until mixture resembles course crumbs.
Stir in the mix, just until mixed, do not over mix!
Spoon into 4 prepared muffin cups. Bake 14-16 minutes or until done in your oven.
Loosen biscuit and turn on their sides to prevent soggy bottoms, serve with butter and jam.
Serves 2 - 4
This basic recipe begs to be played with, you can bet I will be sharing additional biscuit muffins in the future.
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