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1 hour ago, NebulousMissy said:

I cook when I'm bored. Pancakes tomorrow morning. Biscuits on Sunday. That should use the remainder of this quart of milk.

 

But I can't use the biscuit recipe I grew up with because those weren't biscuits, they were pale yellow hockey pucks that tasted like ash even when smothered in butter and honey. I need to find a better one. Preferably one without sugar. What is it with people and adding sugar where it doesn't belong?

 

Basic old fashioned biscuits:  http://www.foodhighs.com/2015/08/03/easy-biscuits/  long boring blog with recipe at bottom.   I have used this for ~30 years.  

 

Biscuits with sausage gravy sounds pretty good for Sunday morning.  It's supposed to be cool and wet this weekend. 

 

 

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35 minutes ago, TGP said:

KitchenMage    <== name of the blog is promising. 

 

https://blog.kitchenmage.com/2008/01/simple-flaky-bi.html

 

That one had a dinky ^ amount of sugar too. Why not just leave it out?

 

What is the issue with sugar?  Even if comes to baking it serves a lot of different purposes, usually resulting in breaking up fat globules and making for a lighter fluffier result.  Biscuits without sugar in them usually reside under  a different name:  hardtack.  

 

There are other alternatives but I am not sure why you are trying to eliminate the sugar.  It's not calories or carbohydrates and if you are talking about honey it's not diabetes.  The amounts are small enough usually that you won't taste the sweetness so I am sort of curious...

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Can't speak for the others but I am sensitive to sweet tastes and sugar and don't like it.  Cookies give me a stomach ache.  I can taste the natural sugar in vegetables like spinach and broccoli.  Not interested in adding it to a savory biscuit recipe. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

What is the issue with sugar?  Even if comes to baking it serves a lot of different purposes, usually resulting in breaking up fat globules and making for a lighter fluffier result.  Biscuits without sugar in them usually reside under  a different name:  hardtack.  

 

There are other alternatives but I am not sure why you are trying to eliminate the sugar.  It's not calories or carbohydrates and if you are talking about honey it's not diabetes.  The amounts are small enough usually that you won't taste the sweetness so I am sort of curious...

 

I for one cannot stand sweet cornbread. Its just ... unnatural. 

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23 minutes ago, Pegazus said:

 

I for one cannot stand sweet cornbread. Its just ... unnatural. 

That's corn muffins! Sugar goes in Iced Tea NOT cornbread!

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1 hour ago, Kangaroorex said:

 

What is the issue with sugar? 

@NebulousMissy is opposed to it. 

 

1 hour ago, Kangaroorex said:

There are other alternatives but I am not sure why you are trying to eliminate the sugar.  It's not calories or carbohydrates and if you are talking about honey it's not diabetes.  The amounts are small enough usually that you won't taste the sweetness so I am sort of curious...

I am mostly just curious if there is Recipe out there that wouldn’t annoy NM. Me...I like all the biscuits. 

 

If I had a functional oven I would just throw in some granulated Stevia instead of that tablespoon of Sugar and see what happens. Or maybe some Paprika and Basil...

 

1 hour ago, Inarah said:

Can't speak for the others but I am sensitive to sweet tastes and sugar and don't like it.  Cookies give me a stomach ache.  I can taste the natural sugar in vegetables like spinach and broccoli.  Not interested in adding it to a savory biscuit recipe. 

Awwwww. 

 

I like all the biscuits. My taste buds aren’t sensitive enough to notice much subtlety. I could never tell if a biscuit had trace amounts of sugar.

 

 Harrigans used to make these biscuits that had cheese incorporated, they tasted ...cheddary. Yum. 

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1 hour ago, Mad Jack said:

 

 The HU have released their new CD...  :bday::bday::bday:

 

I just bought it off their website...

 

 

I have been spreading the word.

 

The Auld Grump

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The raccoons got the last pear from the tree tonight. There will be no fruit for us this year. Wife is scheming how to prevent it next year. I’m thinking a nice spiral of electric fencing, but she worries about the dogs. I say the dogs will

learn to avoid it. 

 

I’ve been trying to edit pictures to begin a couple of WIPs, but the computer is slow again, the hard drive bloated with yet another Windows update. This is becoming very frustrating. In addition, I think the antivirus has a memory leak. It keeps filling up the RAM, so the computer tries to use the hard drive, which is full, so things crawl to a halt. 

 

I should go to bed. 

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My thing against sugar is its ubiquitousness. If I want sweet biscuits I'll make sweet biscuits. If I want savory biscuits I'll do without the sugar thx.

 

There are times when sugar is 100% called for. But it doesn't have to be all the time. Not every baked good is a cookie, not every tea needs to be sweet, not every ham is honey glazed, not every yam needs marshmallows, not every biscuit needs sugar.

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Ugh, this surgery recovery is going so slow, I don't think it's normal to be exhausted after taking a shower one week after surgery.  I went to my local doc for post surgery check up, she agreed and ordered some blood tests.  Hopefully the tests find something wrong.

 

Other than fatigue, recovery is going fine, surgery scars are looking good, and my phrenic nerve damage seems to have been temporary.  I am breathing much better.

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7 minutes ago, Citrine said:

Ugh, this surgery recovery is going so slow, I don't think it's normal to be exhausted after taking a shower one week after surgery.  I went to my local doc for post surgery check up, she agreed and ordered some blood tests.  Hopefully the tests find something wrong.

 

Other than fatigue, recovery is going fine, surgery scars are looking good, and my phrenic nerve damage seems to have been temporary.  I am breathing much better.

 

To be fair, that's the kind of exhaustion my doctor expected from me. It might be exhaustion related to all the healing you're currently doing. Or perhaps post-surgical swelling around the heart.

 

It's good that you're breathing much better. That's a big step toward recovery.

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