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Date:    Mon, 24 Oct 94 09:47:10 CDT
 From:    wallis@oxygen.aps1.anl.gov (David Wallis)
 Anyway, there were so many requests, that I fired up "Dave's Test
 Kitchen" this weeked, and I'm proud to announce that I have created a
 recipe for fatfree baking powder biscuits! Not quite as good as
 regular fatfull biscuits (in terms of texture), but they did get a nod
 of approval from my SAD wife, who considered them "acceptable" :)
 Fatfree Baking Powder Biscuits
 2 cups           flour*
 2 Tbsp.          baking powder
 3/4 tsp.         salt
 1/2 cup          apple sauce
 1/2 to 2/3 cup   cold low-fat buttermilk, skim milk or milk substitute
 In a larger bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and
 salt. Sprinkle the applesauce over the flour, and cut in with a pastry
 blender until it is in bits the size of split peas. The texture should
 be somewhat course.
 Sprinkle 1/2 cup cold milk over the flour and applesauce, and stir it
 in quickly with a fork. Add only as much of the milk as is necessary
 to make the dough hold together.
 Gather the dough up into a ball, working it together with your hands
 very briefly, and then roll it out 1/2 inch thick on a floured board.
 Cut out small rounds (about 2 1/2" to 3" in diameter) and place them
 on a cookie sheet spritzed with Pam. If you aren't going to put them
 in the oven immediately, chill them in the refrigerator until ready to
 Bake the biscuits in a preheated oven at 450 degrees for 10 to 12
 minutes, or until puffed and lightly browned on top.
 Makes about 15 - 20 biscuits.
 * preferably, use white pastry flour. All-purpose flour or whole-wheat
   pastry flour can be used, but the biscuits will be denser and less
 Biscuits & Gravy
 4 Tbsp            flour
 3/4 cup           water
 2 cups            skim milk or milk substitute
 1 1/2 tsp         fresh sage, crumbled finely
 1 tsp             ground sage
 1/8 tsp           cayenne pepper
 1/2 tsp           tobasco sauce
 1/4 tsp           salt
 1/2 tsp           fresh ground black pepper
 Mix flour and water until smooth and no lumps. Put into medium sauce
 pan, and heat over medium-high heat until the mixture boils. Reduce
 heat, stirring constanly, and boil for 4 - 5 minutes. Mixture should
 be very think and blubbery. Add milk and stir until the mixture is
 smooth again. Add spices, and return to boil, cooking until it has the
 consistancy of thick gravy.
 Serve over split baking powder biscuits, with fruit (whole-berry
 cranberry sauce was *great* with this dish!), grits, red beans & rice,
 toast & jam, etc.
 Makes enough for about 4 biscuits.
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