Monday, November 22, 2010

Mini Pita Biscuits

I like the idea of biscuits. 
 The easy to roll out, perfectly round, individual portions - in other words the Perfect Biscuit.  However, I have never discovered this holy grail.  Most recipes leave you with a messy counter, crumbs of flour and butter and are hard to mix together.   If a recipe says anything about 'pea sized' bits of cut in butter, I know I won't have fun making that recipe (even though I will probably suffer through making it).
Yesterday, I was planning on making pizza, so I started to make some dough.  I only had 2 hours to make it from yeast poof to eat, so I decided to make my favorite pita bread recipe for the crust.  Then I thought, "Why can't I make this dough into biscuits?" 
And Behold!  The Mini Pita Biscuit was made!

This dough is really nice and easy to handle.  It is dream dough!  The pita biscuits are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside AND they still taste great the 2nd day.

Mini Pita Biscuits

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp instant (also called: fast acting or bread machine) yeast
2 tsp baking powder (secret ingredient!)
2 tsp sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 cup water
2 Tbs veg. oil

Combine all the ingredients to form a shaggy dough.  Kneed dough for 5 mins. in an electric mixer or 10 mins by hand, until it's smooth.  Place dough in a lightly greased bowl and let rest in a warm place for 1 hour.
Heat oven to 500F degrees.
  Turn the dough out onto your work surface - kneed gently a couple times- Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick (the thick the dough the higher they will rise in the oven).  Cut into circles with a biscuit cutter or squares with a pizza cutter. 
Place biscuits on lightly greased cookie sheets and bake for 5 mins until golden brown.
Remove from oven and enjoy!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Say What? - Recipe Translation

I was helping my Mom look for a flatbread recipe online.  We wanted an authentic recipe, so we tried searching in Swedish.  Here are some of the funny translations courtesy of Google Translations:

"flatbread has always been important in our family and is among the tastiest I know. Works great for a dip in the pot! "
"Lubricate it with a little margarine"
"Bake one cookie at a time over medium heat for 3-4 minutes. Turn the mid-term."
"1 1 / 2 tablespoons cumin supported "
"remove the bite-sized substances which may rise under a cloth for 30 minutes."
A very good advice If you're new to share rate of 10 times.  If you make a dough of 10 liters degspad should be used baker and have at least one helper who bakes bread. "
"Cottage Cheese Clamp"
" Upload thin loaves and place on the arugula and meat."

Monday, November 1, 2010

Watch Tibby Live!

Tibby has her orientation/interview day at doggie daycare tomorrow.
You can watch her play with other dogs all day long!
I will be there around 7am to drop her off and around 3pm to pick her up, so you might see me too!
Here is the address for the web cam:
I'm really nervous she will get rejected, but she loves other dogs, so I think she will have fun playing all day long.
It's too bad the daycare is so far away. It will have to be an only once every couple months and for overnight boarding when I go on vacation treat for Tibby. If anyone wants to open a Woof dah! type doggie daycare near me I will be their FIRST customer.