When the boys are bouncing off the walls – or each other as the case usually is – sometimes baking is a good distraction for them. Rachel or I break out the mixing bowls, ingredients, and measuring cups, and find a quick recipe to whip up with the boys. They pull up the chairs to the counter top, climb up, and will help pour in the ingredients we have measured out for them.
This doesn’t always work out well. Often flour will end up all over the place. Or a spoon that wasn’t supposed to be licked is (quite a surprise for Toddler Boy #2 when it had lemon juice on it). And there is sometimes a fight over whose turn it is to pour or stir. But it’s a good group activity and is a great way to channel their energy when it simply isn’t an option to go outside and run around – be it poor weather or exhausted parents.
The buttermilk rosemary garlic biscuits featured today are one such example of family baking. They came out pretty well, as you can see!
The recipe for these buttermilk rosemary garlic biscuits comes from the blog Things I make (for Dinner), written by Sarah, as part of our September Secret Recipe Club assignment. Sarah had made this to go with chili she had made, which I bet went mighty well together. We didn’t have any chili, rather we needed an emergency baking season for the sanity of everyone in the household. So although I had planned on making an amazing looking Apple Fritter Cake, out of necessity (and lack of ingredients on hand at the time) I went with buttermilk biscuits. Also, the parental side of me figured it was better to bake and share biscuits rather than apple fritter cake – ie, I wouldn’t want to share that cake at all!
We made these biscuits with the only modification being the addition of rosemary (and to include the baking powder that Sarah had inadvertently left out of her recipe:) ). We love the flavor and aroma of rosemary and its addition to these biscuits was great.
Results: A nice golden crust with a moist and fluffy inside.
We hope you’ll try Sarah’s biscuit recipe, even if you don’t have an immediate need to preoccupy toddlers.
Recipe adapted from: Things I Make (for Dinner)