Monday, April 4, 2011

scrumptious: yummy emergency biscuits recipe with tiny giraffe

spring has sprung, nicies.
let's come out of hibernation and head out for fun new adventures.

but what to whip up for all those springtime drop in visitors? 

well the lovely Amy of the adorable tiny giraffe shop {and GOLD medal handmade olympics fame!} has the perfect scrumptious solution!


Amy writes: My most favorite vintage cookbook, All About Home Baking (published in 1933), is as entertaining as it is useful. This charming little book speaks to the modern housewife of the 30's, discussing new revelations such as standard measurements and oven heat regulators. Rest assured, there's a page dedicated to achieving a "smart bridge luncheon" complete with menu and table setting instructions. No more sleepless nights worrying about my next bridge luncheon!

As much as I love to poke fun at the expectations of the modern housewife of this era, this book is filled with recipes that are perfect every time. They're simple and classic -- just the way I like to cook. So, the next time your husband calls saying the big boss is coming to dinner in just two hours, you'll have a simple go-to recipe: Emergency Biscuits.
Now who's the calm, cool, and collected housewife? You are!

Emergency Biscuits

2 cups sifted cake flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter or other shortening
3/4 cup milk

Sift flour once, measure, add baking powder and salt, and sift again (btw, I don't sift.) Cut shortening; add milk all at once and stir carefully until all flour is dampened. Then stir vigorously until mixture forms a soft dough that clings to sides of bowl. Drop from teaspoon on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in hot oven (450 degrees F.) 12-15 minutes. Makes 12 biscuits.

And yes, perfect emergency biscuits every time. Serve these to the boss or at your next bridge luncheon.


brilliant, amy! 

now nicies... after you're done baking up a storm ... you're also going to LOVE the ingenuity and handmade wisdom from the tiny giraffe shop. it's one of my very favourite handmade children's shops. it's filled with gorgeous and stylish, modern and classic wooden blocks in the funnest & freshest array of styles and designs. plus, amy is one of the warmest, sweetest, smartest community-building handmakers around, and she's a pleasure to work with! so head on over and visit this wonderwoman around the web.

tiny giraffe shop
cheers on your many successes, nicey!
and here's to many more.

i'll put on a batch of *emergency biscuits* and hope to see  all you nicies over at my place for tea shortly!

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  1. Formidable handmade store !

    Lovely stuff !

    And great :)

    Cheers from Paris !

  2. The car blocks are CUTE!

    I'm not a good housewife, but I think even I would make these. Thanks!!

  3. indeed, ikabags!

    and i'm with ya, anne! :) all we need is a few good recipes under our belts and we'll be all set :)

  4. The biscuits sound delicious!
    Tiny Giraffe is one of my very favorite Etsy shops!

  5. love the tiny giraffe!! also love the concept of emergency biscuits -- they sounds delish! I have to whip up a batch!

  6. Honestly, any recipe Amy suggests for baking or cooking - use it, try it, eat it. Believe me it's going to be good. I should know, I've been to her house a few times.

  7. emergency biscuits + tiny giraffe just puts so many funny images in my head.... lol

  8. yay! me too, polka dot & la alicia!

    and you're so lucky elisa! glad to hear it's a *tiny giraffe* fan club meeting in here!

  9. Oh! Lovely post. I've been waiting to buy my little Jessica something from here. Thanks for sharing :)


thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!