Friday, February 11, 2011

Recipe : Shnetchi (Biscuits)

This recipe comes from here: - one of my absolute favorite recipe websites.  Thanks to their site, I rarely have to use a cookbook.  LOL   These biscuits are a little different than regular tea biscuits, and they are perfect for making strawberry shortcake!

(makes about 12)

2 3/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
4 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup lard or butter
1 cup whipping cream
2 eggs beaten

Mix dry ingredients, cut in lard or butter with pastry blender until lard/butter is in small pieces.  Make a well in mixture and add the cream and beaten eggs.  With a fork, stir together just until mixed. Don't overwork the dough.   Pat out dough until thickness desired, approx 3/4".  Cut with round cookie cutter or whatever shape you please.  Place on pan and bake at 400 for 15 min or until golden in color.

If you want to go all the way and make a shortcake, try this instead of whipped cream:


2 cups milk, divided
2 (rounded) Tbsp flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. vanilla powder or 1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 egg yolks

In a small pot, heat 1 cup milk until it begins to boil. (med heat) While you are doing this:
Mix dry ingredients, add just a little of the 2nd cup of milk, blend the egg yolks in well, and then the rest of the milk. Just before the milk in the pot begins to boil up, stir in the sauce and stir with whisk until the sauce begins to cook and thicken. Done!

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