Diabetes Blog Week #6: Biscuits

Theme today ART!

Do some “traditional” art like drawing, painting, collage or any other craft you enjoy. Or look to the literary arts and perhaps write a d-poem or share and discuss a favorite quote. Groove to some musical arts by sharing a song that inspires you diabetes-wise, reworking some song lyrics with a d-twist, or even writing your own song. Don’t forget dramatic arts too, perhaps you can create a diabetes reality show or play. These are just a starting point today – there are no right or wrong ways to get creative!

This going to be a stretch. For art, Bigfoot choose biscuit baking because strawberry shortcake season. Shortcake require biscuit. This low-carb biscuit = Bigfoot lazy riff on Elena’s Pantry gluten-free biscuits. Perfect for slice in half, place in bowl, top w. sliced strawberries + whipped cream. Also perfect for next day breakfast w. jam. 6g CHO/biscuit. (S i x   g r a m s.)

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I always like to show my arithmetic, because I make a  lot of mistakes. Combine dry ingredients in Cuisinart, then pulse in butter until you see evenly-sized coarse crumbs, then mix in eggs/honey until cohesive lump of dough forms. I’m sure you could do this without a food processor, by whatever method normal Southern people use to make biscuits.

Roll dough between two sheets parchment to about 1″ thick or thicker. Very easy, very compliant dough.

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Yum yum flecks of butter.

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I cut the rolled dough into rough 8 squares. You could use a biscuit cutter, but then you have to reform the scraps, etc. etc. infinity. I like square biscuits.

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Bake at 350F for about 10 minutes. Rotate pan & bake 3-5 minutes more, until golden brown. These smell like absolute ass while warm. Somehow they are delicious once cool. While the biscuits bake, slice up a large amount of strawberries and sprinkle with a little (insert name of least controversial sweetener in your life) and stir. For me it was one packet of Truvia.

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I had no whipped cream so we used the tail end of this very delicious vanilla ice cream.

biscuit (6) + berries (5) + 1/4c ice cream (12) = 23g CHO

biscuit (6) + berries (5) + 1/6c ice cream (10) = 23g CHO. Would be much lower with whipped cream instead of ice cream. I think.

Verdict = three snob-thumbs up. (Bigfoot thumbs up too but not have snob-thumbs.)

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2 comments

  1. Reva · May 18, 2013

    That looks delicious! I’ll have to try it!

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  2. Robin Jingjit · May 18, 2013

    Why have I never thought of square biscuits/baking? It never occurred to me that circle was not the required shape of all cookies, biscuits, etc. I feel like a new door of ease has been opened for me.

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