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I’m primarily a dessert maker, but I make many breads as well. I came up with a recipe that’s budget friendly, made with pantry staples found in your local grocery store, and contains protein and natural foods that are good for you and not to mention, filling. And, it also tastes great! Take that, processed cheap food with empty calories and no real health benefits!
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Now heeeeeeere’s the recipe!
Raisin Walnut Biscuits
What you’ll need:
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking power
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup shortening
¾ cup milk
½ cup fiber cereal (such as Fiber One or the generic store brand version)
½ cup raisins
What you’ll do:
Preheat the oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in the shortening until the mixture has a fine crumb texture. Mix in the raisins and cereal. Stir in the milk with a fork so it makes a soft dough. Knead the dough with clean hands about 10 times – do not overknead – it will become too stiff! Roll it out on a lightly floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick. Using a round cookie cutter (or a glass turned upside down) cut out biscuits, and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 – 15 minutes (or until the edges being to turn golden brown). Makes 22 – 24 biscuits.
Serve with butter or jam, or enjoy them as is!