Before attempting our second lab making biscuits from scratch I spent two days demonstrating . One class period I made these Cheese Garlic Drop Biscuits. They were a hit, but the Cuisinart food processor was a bigger hit. Many of them had never seen one used and they were fasinated by it. I love my Cuisinart that I have had for at least 25 years. I have only had to replace the bowl top for $20 otherwise it has been worth the money. I talked quite a bit about shopping for food processors. By the way, buy one that will last. If you get a really good one it will probably outlast you. The cheaper brands have a smaller motor and will eventually burn up and have to be replaced. Here is a list to think about when purchasing one.
- It should have at least a 400 watt motor.
- All parts should be dishwasher safe including the blades.
- A large feed tube so that a lot of time is not spend cutting food into small pieces to fit in the tube.
- These accessories should be included: cutting blade, kneading blade, shredder, and slicer.
- Bowl should have a safety lock. When the processor is on you should not be able to open the bowl.
- Since jobs require such a short time the only speed needed is on off and pulse.
The next day I made these cheese biscuits from scratch. Check out this post, too. I discussed how to make the perfect biscuit. But, you still have to remember that it takes practice. Don’t get frustrated and stop trying. I have thrown my share of mistakes in the trash before getting the product that I wanted.
Overall my students did a great job the second time making these from scratch biscuits. Please bear with me. I thought that I was going to be able to label the kitchen number by writing the picture number on paper. I must have deleted a picture on my camera. Any way I have no idea whose is whose! I am just numbering them right now and will edit them when I see my students on Monday.
Here are the results.
The Teacher Cooks