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My favorite biscuit

I finally found a biscuit recipe that I was looking for.     I leave here a very informative post, which is about ” Baking powder”  for reference.

From Debra Wink’s post ” Baking powder” ,   Argo or Bob’s Red Mill are good to go for the biscuits.  Rumford is her favorite for cakes.  I agree with her.  I made a good cake with Rumford.

I couldn’t find Argo and Bob’s Red Mill’s baking powder at the time. I simply bought  Rumford at the Walmart.

At the first try, I followed the recipe precisely. It came out great, and the biscuits were gone before I took a picture of  them. On the second time, which is today, I substituted the baking soda to baking powder because I don’t like baking soda in any baking.

Flaky buttermilk biscuit:   ( 12 small biscuits)

  • 1 1/4 King Arthur All purpose flour
  • 3/4 Tbsp baking powder ( I used Rumford )
  • 1/2 tsp  salt
  • 1 Tbsp shortening
  • 4 Tbsp Home made unsalted butter  ( diced )
  • 3/4 cup Home made butter milk
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • Extra flour for working and shaping

How I made:

Preheat 450F

1. Put the diced unsalted butter in the freezer for 10 minutes.

2. Mix all the ingredients except the diced unsalted butter and combine well.

3. Lightly flour ( King Arthur All purpose flour )on the work surface.  Place the dough and press down to flatten. Put the diced unsalted butter on the dough.

4. Fold in a half using a rolling-pin.

5. Make a letter fold.

6. Repeat “5” x 3 times.  (  4 times in total )

7. Refrigerate the dough that is wrapped with plastic wrap for 10 minutes.

8. Shape:

9. Bake   Brush some milk on the surface. ( I used extra egg wash because I had some leftover after making croissants.)

450F for 10 -15minutes until golden brown.

When I buy Argo or Bob’s Red Mill’s baking powder, I will post  the result here.

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Posted by on December 15, 2011 in Biscuit, My choices


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Yummy Funny Pancake

This is my children’s favorite pancake, which I found the recipe in Cookpad.  The idea of  a face pancake is also from Cookpad.

I often make this fun pancakes with my daughter who loves drawing.

Canada pancake  by J-dog  ( 10-12 servings)


  • 1 + 1/3 cup  All purpose flour  ( Approximately 220g )
  • 3 tsp baking powder  ( 14g)
  • 3 Tbsp sugar (35g)
  • 1/2 tsp salt  ( 3g)
  • 1 large egg ( 50g)
  • 1 +1/4 cup milk ( 300 g)
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract


1. Mix the flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in the large bowl until well combined.

2. Add the egg and milk in the flour mixture and mix using a stand mixer until incorporated.

3. Add the melted butter and vanilla in the batter and mix it again with the stand mixer until smooth.

4. Pour some batter into a small zip-lock and cut one corner about 2-3 mm.

5. Draw any pictures you want on a griddle, which is  OFF.

6. Now turn on the heat at 350F for 3 minutes around until the batter turn to golden brown, that is very important!

********If you don’t wait, you will get a blurry face pancake like the picture above.*****************

7. Pour more batter into the face to fill it out.

8  Wait for  a few more minutes until cooked.

* Note   Small children can’t make this pancake on the second batch because the griddle is hot. Please be careful when you cook with your children.


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Posted by on December 11, 2011 in My choices, Pancake


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