Sunday, March 9, 2008
I was re-reading through some of my cookbooks when I found a recipe for chocolate chip biscuits calling only for five ingredients, all of them found at all times in my kitchen: flour, butter, sugar, chocolate chips, and milk. The recipe asked for self-rising flour, but quick research told me to add 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt per cup of All-Purpose flour. Since there was no need for a special trip to the supermarket, I decided to make the dough Friday and bake it Saturday morning. I followed the recipe an ended up with a soft dough which I cut into triangles... At that moment, I realized I had forgotten to add the extra baking powder! I mush the dough back together and did my best to mix the rising agent in, without thinking about the salt I had also forgotten. When I baked the biscuits the next morning they rose some, and they tasted yummy warm with jam. My family and I agree they were a bit dry (only 1/4 c. of butter for 2 c. flour!) and could have used a pinch of salt. Next time I'll do better! :)
The recipe I used is from Cookshelf Chocolate, a cookbook somebody gave to me a while ago. This is the first recipe I made from this book and it turned out pretty good, so I will probably try out some other desserts from it eventually. If you want the recipe for the Biscuits, double clicking on the picture of the recipe should bring a readable enlargement.