Thursday, November 30, 2006

Spelt Biscuits

I had planned on making 'Spelt Biscuits' from Vegan Lunch Box (pg.80) for Thanksgiving, but simply ran out of time. The thought of them lingered, so I made them for lunch the next day to serve with another round of left-overs. We used the donut & (my favorite) little heart cookie cutter.









A rolling pin & cookie cutters are Liv's favorite kitchen gadgets -- this was a fun activity for her.
Jennifer McCann is totally right - these biscuits come together in a flash in the food processor. Her recipe calls for "white spelt flour" as well as "whole wheat spelt flour" -- I've never seen the distinction before, have you? At our Co-op, it's just "spelt flour." So I only used that & it worked just fine. We'll be making these easy & tasty biscuits again.




I wanted to share a photo of our Little Drummer Girl. With a Daddy like Art, Liv & Abi are constantly around music & instruments -- so when we go to The Guitar Center, it's fun to see folks gather around to watch the girls demo their instruments! :o)







19 comments:

bazu said...

Oh that drummer picture is so cute! She looks so happy!

The biscuits look good too. I think spelt flour, like wheat flour, comes in white (refined) and whole (unrefined) forms. At our coop they have spelt pasta, made from white spelt flour. Whole spelt flour is a bit darker. I'm pretty sure this is it, but I could be wrong!

Crystal & Ryan - Café Cyan said...

Your daughter loves her hats, huh? That is so adorable!

-Crystal

Vivacious Vegan said...

Wow! I love Liv's hat and Abi's sweater is adorable. Your girls are so cute.

I've never cooked with spelt flour before but your bisquits look so good, I want to give them a try.

Tanya Kristine said...

very sweet. little girls RULE!

meesh said...

Mmmmm...warm bread items...(drool, drool) :)
Your biscuits sound lovely. I have also never come across a distinction in my spelt flour. I'll have to pay attention next time I'm out and about.

Love the little drummer girl photo! What a cutie. And kudos to you for braving the interior of Guitar Center. I've spent many a Saturday afternoon in there with my musician. I REALLY like the sound proof acoustic room. lol.

Catherine said...

Liv is a hat girl, eh? I do remember you saying that hats were handy for keeping hair out of the face, right? :)

Abi is a doll.

Elizabeth said...

Hmm. I'm not sure there is a distinction--I've never seen refined spelt flour. Spelt is a form of wheat. I actually was one of the ones testing this recipe, so I've been making them for over a year. :-) They are so good! (Yeah, my claim to fame is that I'm the first person listed in the "thanks" section in the front...) However, I usually grind my own flour so I get the whole spelt and put it through my grain mill.

Vicki said...

*Correction*
I just reread the recipe and it actually calls for "white spelt" and "whole spelt" -- so there ya' go, think my eyes played a little trick on me!

Candi said...

Aww, what cute shapes those biscuits are in!! :) You've got excellent kitchen helpers. (and musical entertainment if you choose to put a drum set in the kitchen. Lol!)

I can just imagine the customers watching Abi's performance in the store!! Very cute!

Ellie P. said...

What cute pictures and a fun-looking activity! I used to love helping my mom make biscuits and rolling out the dough. We made biscuits for each holiday and have a whole collection of cookie cutters -- stars for the fourth of July, bells for Christmas, hearts for Valentine's day and we always shape one into a bone for my dog!
(I think this is my first comment but I've been enjoying your blog for a long time!)

Melody said...

Your girls are adorable as usual..

I LOVE your habanero jelly demo!! very very cool. I have to make some.

maybepigscanfly said...

What a cute little drummer you have there! It's so great to expose kids to musical instruments at such young ages.

Those spelt bisuits look yummy. I love how you made them into fun shapes (which I'm sure the adults appreciated as much as the kids).

-Teresa

Carrie™ said...

Nice biscuits! I love biscuits. Those girls are the cutest! I love the drummer picture. Who knows what the future holds for Abi. Lenny Kravitz has had a lady drummer for years & years - as well as many others. Go Abi!

Kelly said...

Your girls are just too cute!
The biscuits look yummy.

funwithyourfood said...

what a little rocker you've got there!!

Teddy

Urban Vegan said...

Rock on, Avi and Liv!

Anonymous said...

OMG< that drummer girl pic is so cute!
yay for cookies and parties!
cherie

Johanna3 said...

the 'Spelt Biscuits' loos nice , i love the hearth ones.

Oh that drummer picture is so, so cute!

bakehouse dori said...

Go drummer girl! Love the spelt biscuits Liv is making. See looks so cozy in her he hat. I just bought a new hat today that is big enough to cover my ears when my hair is up, I'm wearing it inside also. It's chilly outside and in - well I could turn up the thermostat, but then I wouldn't want to wear my really cool hat.