I started this year with stories and photos and I will continue with another story. This is the story: Beautiful morning in the kitchen with a little boy almost 3 years old, flour everywhere, my hands full, his hands full, his clothes covered in flour, no time for photos, lots of fun and lots of cleaning in the end. But, one of the best days of my life.
Kids get bored so fast and you need to give them something to play all the time. This is what I did with my son that morning. I gave him everything, because I needed to finish what we started. So I end up with flour on the floor, on the chair, in my hair, in his hair, etc. So between making the biscuits and cooking them in the oven I didn’t have time to make them look good.
I have a “I love biscuits” stamp for over a year and I was dying to use it. That morning, I decided to use it,but all my fun went away when I saw I will not have time to play with it. So my biscuits look like they were in a war, my kitchen looked like it gone break done soon, but my kid was so happy so I would not care less.
I just hope that I saved the day with the photos. Sometimes a good photo can save a disaster in the kitchen.
– 3 eggs
– 4 yolks
– 2 tablespoon sour cream
– 1 glass brown sugar
– 200 g butter
– 1 teaspoon ammonia (or baking powder)
– 1 cup crushed nuts
Preheat oven at 200 degrees Celsius. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Put the ammonia in a glass and add lemon juice on top. Mix butter with sugar till you have a cream. Add the eggs, yolks, sour cream, ammonia and the nuts. Start adding the flour till you get a hard dough. Put it in the fridge for 1 hour. Take it out.
Roll out dough to about a 1.25 cm thickness. Cut out biscuits with a lightly floured round cookie cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with the whites and bake for about 10 –15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the biscuit comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack. Serve them simple or make a cream and glue 2 biscuits together. Enjoy!
55 thoughts on “Biscuits and flour games”
This is the best story… and the most beautiful photos, especially knowing the story behind them. Wonderful post, gorgeous photos… delicious recipe! ❤
Yes. This is google translation for Amoniac in my language.Is used to make the biscuits fluffy. You can use baking powder.
I remember my mum talking about making ‘ammonia biscuits’. Sounds scary but apparently they were a typical part of the pre- 50s baking repertoire (in Australia at least).
This is an old recipe from my mother in law. I have a very old book from my grandmother and a lot of recipes use this ingredient.
Great photos! Recipes sound great, too.
I like photos with stories and this was lovely.
Like your story, and the lovely holiday ribbon.
What a wonderful story. I would have loved to see a picture of your son after his cooking experience. 😀
Thank you. I am sad I couldn’t take any. We were home alone and covered in flour. Maybe next time.
Cooking brings the most amazing memories. I have them of my grandmother and with my children. The ammonia did strike me as off too. I have an old recipe book that I am trying to interpret right now and some of it’s unusual ingredients.
So true. Cooking is also a beautiful way to keep traditions going
Beautiful story, glad you both enjoyed yourselves. Fun times and fun memories…..the best.
Haha, too cute. Beautiful photos.
Love this! You’re story hits close to home. So many “no’s” and “don’t touch that” can be experienced when raising children, especially when you love to be in the kitchen as I do. Your story helps me remember the old saying ” no use crying over spilt milk” and it’s true. The children are having SO much fun making such a disaster of a mess. Who are we to tell them not to be happy?! Thank you for sharing your story, it reminds me to put forth the extra effort in cleaning up the much larger mess, in order for them to have fun. And your biscuits look delicious!
Very nice photos, so soft & light – a beautiful remnant of a nice winter day spent baking.
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Your story brought back happy memories….I miss my “little helpers!” It’s not as cute when it’s an 11 and 15 year old making the mess. 😉
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Which lens do you use for taking pictures of food? I use a 50mm one, but i’m not sure if its the best choice beacuse I would love really sharp photos!
Hi. I am using a Nikon 50 mm f/1.8 and a Nikon 28-70 mmm
As always beautiful photos and great story telling!
I read your posts with pleasure 🙂
I live in the mountains of western North Carolina, where a cook’s prowess is measured by the biscuits her or she produces. Fun post!
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You’re fab ❤ this is great!
The photos are definitely good and the biscuits look charming!
Hi! Thanks for stopping by at WorldEclectic and liking my Granola recipe ^_^ I hope you’ll give it a try and leave a comment if you create you own awesome variation. These little biscuits look delish – I hope I can share cooking and baking with my little nephew when he’s old enough!
It will be fun for all to cook together.
Beautiful story, and what a yummy recipe! Your story painted such a vivid picture in my mind about you and your little boy in the kitchen, baking and just having fun together. Memories like that are priceless!
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Beautiful prose and excellent photos. Enjoyed this piece greatly.
Your photos are stunning!