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Old 11-03-2006, 05:46 AM   #21
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I always do the same as you, Lulu. When friends are coming for afternoon tea or just a cuppa, I can make them just half an hour before and keep them warm in a teacloth until we're ready to eat them!
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Old 11-03-2006, 07:50 AM   #22
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my biscuits are a combo of flour, crisco,milk.. rolled out and baked and topped with butter.. yummy
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Old 11-09-2006, 06:47 PM   #23
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most likely, about every third person on this thread (or their mom) makes the "best" biscuit in the world! they are fast, easy & delicious.
the word "biscuit" actually means "twice cooked", as for example, biscotti. i'd imagine that our american usage might be related to the old time mariner's "ship's biscuit" or hard tack; simple quick bread which was then dried after baking so they wouldn't spoil (too quickly, anyway).

rolled out and baked atop a large pile of fruit (with a little sugar, flour & seasoning), you've got a fruit cobbler, a quick & delicious breakfast or dessert.

spirit wolf - here's a recent thread in which many expressed their baking tips

http://www.discusscooking.com/forums...tml#post351023
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Old 11-09-2006, 07:47 PM   #24
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I'm increasingly concerned that we will not be able to understand each other within a 100 years!
In the UK, an English Muffin is more difficult to find than an honest politician; yet they're on every menu in the US.
If you ask for a glass of squash in the UK, you'll get a glass of Fruit (usually orange) Concentrate and water. No-one in the US would contemplate drinking a glass of marrow/pumpkin juice...
A biscuit in England is a cookie. A biscuit in the US is, well, something else.
Gravy in the UK is a dark brown liquid made by thickening the meat juices from the roast, maybe adding some extra liquid - served in a Gravy Boat to accomany roast meat.
Gravy in the US is a sauce served with what-ever you're cooking ( Joke! Joke!!)
Chips in the UK are thick, 1/2" slices of potato, deep-fried, crispy outside, soft inside. French Fries in the Uk only exist in McDs . However, Chips in the US are thin slices of potato, or maybe tacos, or tortillas, usually found in a bag. Confuse me more, you may say!! Chips in the UK are called crisps...
I could go on... language is a wonderful thing!!
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:59 PM   #25
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SpiritWolf...Kitchenelf provided the recipes....Aurora a beautiful photo of our
Biscuits. You should be ready to bake. Enjoy.
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Old 12-15-2006, 01:51 PM   #26
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Clive, your post is very informative indeed and no less amusing!
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:02 PM   #27
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Clive, your post is very informative indeed and no less amusing!
Reminds me of a conversation I once had with an (American ) boss.
I had a letter of credit ( or something like that) which had to be paid by a certain date - it was a lot of money. So I said to my boss:
" Hey, Doug - we've got to make sure we've got cash flow for this."

" When's it due?", he replied - pronounced " DO!"

" Do what?", said I, confused...

" When's the thing DUE?", he replicated, a little annoyed ( "DO!")
" DO WHAT??", retorted yours faithfully.... (Penny drops...)
"OOOOOOOOOOohhhhh, you mean, when's it DUE?" (pronounced "JEW" in English)

" JEW, no - what the heck has religion got to do with this??!!"

When we realised what the confusion was about, there was a fifteen minute laugh break!!!!
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Old 12-15-2006, 08:20 PM   #28
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My mother had a biscuit cutter (just like a round cookie cutter). She had to keep kneading the dough to get a few more biscuits cut out of it.

I've found the best method for me. Roll the biscuit dough out into a rectangle. Use my sharpest knife and cut them into squares, then put them on the baking sheet. The sharper the cutter, the taller your biscuits.

90% of the time we eat them plain but after the dough is mixed, sometimes I stir in shredded cheese and/or cooked bacon or sausage. That makes for a great snack.
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:15 PM   #29
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Half Baked...cut into squares..YES. Other times we make Drop Biscuits
Increase milk to 1 cup instead of 3/4 cup in our recipe. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet (If desired, first drop dough into sesame seed; coat all sides.)
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Old 12-18-2006, 09:52 PM   #30
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Oh! my Mom made the BEST[ biscuits in the whole world! and whenever we had them for dinner , Dad would request the strawberry jam, and we would polish off any remaining for dessert!

I'll post the recipe tonight, if anyone wants it...
ChefJune,
I would love to have your recipe.
Thanks,
Karen
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