Easy biscuit recipe, frittatas and braised pork

I am not much of a baker (too exact for me) but this is the easiest biscuit recipe! I needed some bread and didn’t have any in the house or any butter, so I just googled “easy biscuit recipe” and this was one of the results. Takes 20-25 minutes, including baking.

Ingredients:

2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons sugar (2nd time I made this I used 1 and 1/2 Tbsp sugar and used onion powder and garlic powder to make the biscuits a little more savory)
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup of oil
2/3 cups of milk

Directions:

  • Mix dry ingredients.
  • Put oil in measuring cup and add milk. Do not stir.
  • Add to dry ingredients.
  • Mix lightly to moisten ingredients and knead one or two times to form ball.
  • Roll out between two sheets of plastic wrap to about 1/2″ thick. [I didn’t even roll them out, just kneaded the dough and flattened it with my hands to the right thickness]
  • Cut into 2″ biscuits.
  • Bake on an ungreased pan at 475F for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned.
  • So easy! Karina loved it with some peanut butter and jelly on it. I ate it with some leftover gravy for breakfast and tonight I made a batch to have with pasta. I think next, I may try to sweeten them up with a little more sugar + add some blueberries, almost like scones.

    I have been making a lot of wheat pasta bakes and frittatas, things that are easy for the boys (who will be a year old in a couple of weeks!) to eat with their hands. Frittatas are great and so easy. You can use up any leftover meat, potatoes, veggies you have and throw it in with some eggs that you have beaten with a little milk and a handful of shredded cheese and bake it until the center is firm.


    Earlier this week I made some braised pork ribs with peas and harvest blend (from Trader Joe’s).

    Rub pork with coriander, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

    Brown pork in pan. Then pour about 2-3 cups of braising liquid. I used 2 cups of beef stock, 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar and 2 bay leaves. Cover and put in 200 degree oven for 2-3 hours (for 2lbs bone in – use meat thermometer to make sure temperature is safe). Let rest and then serve.

    This is the boys (11 months old) meal, shredded up the pork into bite size pieces.

    This is Karina’s (3.5 years old) plate…looking like an adult plate now 🙂

    This is the adult plate, with gravy! Took the braising liquid and reduced it, added a little more of each of the spices in the pork rub + a touch of apple cider vinegar, then thickened it with a little corn starch and finished with a pat of butter. Sooo good! This is what I put over the biscuits (above) the next morning 🙂

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