Elizabeth A.S. Brooke

Crafting, traveling and everything in between.

Biscuits: Nom, nom, nom


This is what I’m having this morning with eggs, tomatoes and onion. I usually make biscuits with butter, but today I tried a recipe that calls for shortening. Not too bad. The shortening made rolling out the dough easy. Dough made with butter can get greasy if it gets too warm.

Per a friend’s request, here’s the recipe:

1/2 cup shortening

2 cups flour

1 tbsp. sugar

3 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

3/4 cup milk

Cut the shortening into the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Pour in enough milk to make a soft dough. Pat or roll out. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Tofu scramble

Our local Super Dollar just started carrying tofu so I bought a box of super firm, cubed the other day.

This morning I thought I’d whip up some breakfast using it. I decided on a Tofu Scramble:

The tofu scramble before I added in the spices. (Photo taken with my iPad)
The finished tofu scramble. (Photo taken with my iPad)

This was a pretty tasty dish. Some things I did differently:
– I didn’t use onion powder since fresh onions were in use.
– I used half of the garlic powder because I added some fresh garlic, too. (I love garlic!)
– I added salt and pepper at the end.

How do you use tofu?