I woke from raindrops prattling to the rooftop.  
A chill was creeping through the open window.  
I crawled under the sheets instead of out of bed.  
Lazy Saturday perfection: fuzzy slippers + torrid tea + honey biscuits:


2-1/2 (3) cups flour
2 tablespoons sugar
5 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
½ cup shortening cold
¼ cup butter cold
1 egg
¾ cup buttermilk (+2-1/2 teaspoons vinegar)
1 tablespoon honey

what TO DO

in a large bowl…
sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt
cut in the shortening and butter into small cubes
work these into the dry mixture, using your hands
work until you have a coarse meal

in a small bowl…
add egg, buttermilk, honey
beat lightly

Helpful Hint:
If you do not have any buttermilk, no worries, it is easy to make your own. 
In a measuring cup, add 2-1/2 teaspoons of whine vinegar.  
Fill the measuring cup with ¾ cup milk.  Let this stand for about 10 mins. 
Then stir.  And there you have it, homemade buttermilk.

in the large bowl…
form a volcano out of the dry mixture
pour the wet mixture into the volcano

on a floured surface…
knead the dough, (only for about 30 seconds)
using a biscuit cutter … or an empty salsa jar … cut out round biscuits

on an ungreased baking sheet…
arrange the biscuits
place in oven 425 F four about 10-15 mins.

best warm and with company!

great with dinner … or with breakfast …
delicious with a little more honey … or with black raspberry jam ….
perfect with coffee … or with tea …

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