By no means-Fail Biscuits are simply what their title proclaims: you completely, positively can’t goof up this biscuit recipe, irrespective of how suspect you consider your biscuit-baking abilities to be. And now that summer season’s right here, it’s easy to punch up these two-ingredient biscuits with a handful of chopped contemporary herbs: Straightforward Herb Biscuits, right here we come!
Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme… If you happen to’re a Boomer, it’s possible you’ll keep in mind the 1966 Simon and Garfunkel album by that title. Today, “report album” is a type of quaint names that’s nearly disappeared from our tech-laced lexicon. As is “house ec,” which is the place I first tried to make biscuits.
For these of you too younger to recollect when center college was referred to as junior excessive, “house ec” refers to house economics, a required course for junior excessive ladies. For boys, the designated class was industrial arts (a.okay.a. store). Ladies didn’t take store; boys didn’t take house ec. We weren’t gender-biased; that’s simply the way in which it was again then.
So, we ladies had been presupposed to discover ways to sew, cook dinner, and behave ourselves in well mannered firm. However by the late ’60s, once I was in junior excessive, Emily Put up-type correct conduct was disappearing in a tsunami of Woodstock and struggle protests, hippies and the Haight.
Nonetheless, even when we didn’t purchase in to raised pinky fingers and china tea cups, we did prefer to eat – what 13-year-old doesn’t?
And whereas Mrs. Deabler, my house ec. instructor, ripped out each seam I ever sewed, she couldn’t fault my baking powder biscuits. Even again then I used to be a foodie.
Today, I by no means make the traditional biscuits that saved me from abject failure again in house ec. Having to go purchase buttermilk, working butter and shortening into flour (oh, be light!),…