Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Well,I have finally gotten around to adding the recipe for Angel Biscuits.  I made these for supper a few days ago and was asked for the recipe.  I am sorry that I didn't get it posted before now.  But, we delivered puppies on the 13th and that just simply threw my whole week off. 

Angel Biscuits

1 Tablespoons dry yeast
2 Tablespoons sugar
5 Tablespoons warm water
2 cups buttermilk (I use powdered buttermilk reconstituted.)
1/4 teaspoon soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 teaspoons baking powder
5 cups flour
1 cup shortening

Dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.  Sift together into a large bowl flour, baking powder, soda, salt and sugar.  Cut in shortening.  (I use two table knives.)  Add buttermilk and dissolved yeast (It is okay if it is bubbling.  This is okay.  If it isn't bubbling it may be that your yeast is too old or your water was too warm.)  I mix this with a fork.  Turn dough out onto a floured space and knead until smooth adding dustings of flour as needed.  Do not let rise. Press out to about a thickness of 1/2 to 3/4 inch and cut with floured biscuit cutter. Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.  (If not using all of dough or not baking immediately, place dough in a zip lock bag and store in refrigerator.)   Makes approximately 25 to 30 biscuits.

I use this dough to make cinnamon rolls. Divide dough in half and press out into a large rectangle about 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick.  Spread generously with soft margarine and sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon sugar over margarine.  Roll up dough across short length making a long roll.  Cut across roll of dough making pinwheels 3/4 to 1 inch in thickness.  Place on baking sheet and bake 15 to 20 minutes until dough is cooked through and lightly browned.  Drizzle with powdered sugar glaze while still hot and serve.

I also use this dough to dough.  Press dough out into pan.  Spread with pizza sauce, put on favorite toppings, top all with shredded cheese.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes until dough is cooked through and browned on bottom and toppings are hot through and cooked to desired doneness.

I hope you enjoy making these as much as I do and that you and your family enjoy them as much as we do.

Have a blessed day.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


     A very Happy New Year to all my family and friends.

     It is a beautiful day outside to start the new year.  I don't make New Year's resolutions.  But, I do make goals and plans.  I will be sharing my goals and plans with you over the next year. 

     It is my thought and plan to be a more active blogger.  I realize that I haven't blogged in well over a year.  For this I am sorry.  I will make every effort to do better this year. 

     I am sure that much has happened here on our homestead since my last entry.  I will be looking back over my posts and bringing everyone up-to-date over the next few days and weeks. 

     I am retiring from working outside the homestead.  This is going to give me much more time to concentrate on building the homestead and finishing many started projects.  I will be exploring ways to make an income from the homestead and ways to save money and to live more simply and frugally.  I will be sharing these explorations with you in hopes that some of you may find them useful in some way.

     I will be learning how to write and organize my blog.  This is still all new to me.  I thank you all in advance for your help in my endeavors this new year.

May you have a blessed day and a prosperous new year.