Saturday, February 12, 2011

Yogurt Biscuits made with Honey

You know you can substitute honey for sugar in bread recipes, right? I hope you all have got that much so far from my blogs.  I know that "normal" peole (and by normal, I mean anyone who is NOT a beekeeper, because we all know beekeepers can not possibly be normal, and quite possibly are crazy) use sugar because it's easier and cheaper to get.

And that is what has made us an unhealthy, overweight culture because of easy, cheap food. High fructose corn syrup is the number one enemy, with white, processed beet sugar coming in a close second.

But if you want a wholesome, raw, good-for-you, healthy food, forget the sugar and go with the honey. The wild thing is though, that even beekeepers don't know how to cook and bake with honey, leaving it to mainly generate income for them, or for a sweetener on toast, in coffee, etc.  We have to learn to cook and bake with our honey.

Here is an easy bread recipe using honey, instead of sugar.

Yogurt Biscuits
2 cups flour
1 cup plain yogurt
1 - 2 t honey
2 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt

Take 1 cup of the flour and 1 cup yogurt, and blend together until smooth.  Drizzle the honey over the top of yogurt mixture.  Put damp towel on top of bowl and let sit in a warm spot for up to 4 hours (or overnight).

Next combine the ingredients and stir into the yogurt mixture. Spray a baking sheet with non stick spray (olive oil please), and then turn out dough onto a floured surface. Cut out pieces in desired thickness, place on sheet, bake at 400 degrees for about 8-10, reduce oven to 375 degrees, bake another 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Note: You have to keep an eye on any baking items when cooking with honey because they will brown quicker.

I served these biscuits with a corn and potato chowder, and we enjoyed it while we sat and listened to the wind blow outside and watched the thermometer creep down to a -1 degrees outside. Brrrrrr.....

Baby, it's cold outside!

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