Posts Tagged: biscuits

Prairie Song Campfire Supper


Boney’s turn to cook supper. A fact that has the Boone’s Lick Wagon Train Company captain, Garrett Cowlishaw, and the other four trail hands sticking close to camp. All the wagons are set in their curved line, the livestock graze hobbled in the meadow, and the company’s children haul buckets of water up from the creek. Men are greasing wheels and tending hooves while the women see to their families’ needs.

Outside the company’s chuck wagon, supper boils in an iron pot suspended over the campfire. The scraping of the wooden spoon along the sides of a tin bowl says mealtime won’t be long off now. (more…)

Taste Testing Grandma’s Biscuits

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In celebration of my upcoming wagon train series, I hosted a WAGON TRAIN RECIPE CONTEST! The winning recipe will be published in my next full-length novel with WaterBrook Press!


During the month of October, entrants in the recipe contest sent in beloved old family recipes! Folks voted on the recipes, narrowing the finalists to three. Now my hubby Bob and I are preparing the top three recipes and will decide which is the tastiest. It’s going to be a tough job, but someone has to do it. 🙂

We’re preparing the three recipes and sharing the process in no particular order. The winning recipe will be announced here on Thursday, December 20, 2012!

Grandma’s Biscuits by Amy is one of the three finalists!

2 c. flour
4 t. baking powder
1 t. salt

  • Measure dry ingredients and stir together.

Grandma's Biscuits by Amy

4 T. softened butter

  •  Cut in the softened butter.

3/4 c. milk

  • Add the milk all at once.
  • Stir rapidly for a few seconds, then turn out on a lightly floured board.
  • Knead vigorously for 30 seconds.

This was the step in which Bob broke into song: “You Kneaded Me.” (Apologies to Anne Murray.) Can’t help but love a man who likes to play with words.

  • Pat or roll to 1/2″ or 3/4″ thickness.
Bob's hand. He did the baking while I supervised (watched).

Bob’s hand. He did the baking while I supervised (watched).

  • Cut out and place onto a greased cookie sheet.

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Since we didn’t have an authentic tin biscuit cutter, we used a water glass.

  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the tops begin to brown.
Grandma's Biscuits by Amy

Grandma’s Biscuits by Amy

What would you serve with these biscuits?



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