Four Year Old Biscuits

By | Aug 28, 2007

4 Year Old BiscuitsWe started a tradition in our house a few years ago called Breakfast for Dinner. My son Riley just has taken the word “for” out and calls it “breakfast dinner”. His favorite food for breakfast dinner is biscuits. This kid is not even five years old and can knock down the same number of biscuits as I do any day of the week. I tend to agree with Riley. There’s nothing like homemade biscuits with some grits, crisp bacon, jelly, and cheddar cheese. The biscuits are by far the star of the show.

One of the reasons Riley likes biscuits so much is that he almost always gets to help make them. Sometimes he just helps roll the dough and cut the biscuits. And then there are times when we let Riley get right into the mixing process. And he LOVES this part of making biscuits. What we end up eating is Four Year Old Biscuits.

Here is how a four year old makes biscuits, with a very small amount of assistance and close supervision of course.

Before you begin: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 1. Add 2 cups of all purpose flour to a large mixing bowl

Step 2. Add approximately 1/3 cup of vegetable shortening and pinch into small pieces. (Dad helps)

Add Vegetable Shortening to batter Pinching Vegetable Shortening

Step 3. Add 2/3 cup of low fat butter milk.

Step 4. Cut loose your your four year old to mix these three simple ingredients together.

Riley mixing biscuit dough 4 Year Old Baker Riley the dough boy

Riley mixing the homemade biscuit dough Riley having fun making biscuits Riley

Do you think we were having fun at this point?

Step 5. Kneed the dough into a ball and sprinkle with some excess flour. Sprinkle some flour on the counter as well. (Dad helps)

Step 6. Roll the dough out until it is approximately 1/4 to 3/8 inch thick. (Thickness depends on how thick you want your biscuits.

Roll out the homemade biscuit dough

Step 7. Use your favorite cookie cutters to shape your biscuits. A floured rim drinking glass will work too.

Cut the biscuit dough into fun shapes

Step 8. Place the fun shaped biscuits onto a baking stone and bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown on the outside. I like to bake them even a little longer to get a good crisp outside shell.

Happy Dough Boy

4 year old biscuits on a baking stone Click for a larger view of these yummy four year old biscuits.

Now you are ready to feed the biscuits to the four year old. Enjoy!!!

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