Date: Mon, 24 Oct 94 09:47:10 CDT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (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.