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.)


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.


Yum yum flecks of butter.


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.


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.


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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  1. Reva · May 18, 2013

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


  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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