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Southern Adventure in DC

I so love Nicole's Taste & Create. Every month, she pairs me with another blog so I can get to know someone very well. All she asks in return is that I create something from my partner's blog.

My partner this month is Shaw Girl, a southern belle now living in Washington DC. As coindence has it, both of us started blogging in February. And she's already a daring baker. Where do you get the courage, girl!

Adventures in Shaw has lots of easy, healthy recipes - just the kind I dig so I did not have to look far. In fact, I decided to make the first recipe I saw on the blog : Mama's Mayonnaise Biscuits. Shaw Girl has adapted this super-quick and delicious recipe from her currently favorite cookbook “Bon Appetit, Y’all”.



I followed her recipe to a T, except that I halved all quantities and used a "lite" mayonnaise. It's simple enough. Just mix together 1 cup plain flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 1/2 tbsp mayonnaise, 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 tsp sugar and 1/2 tsp salt. Shaw Girl put heaped tablespoons of this dough into greased muffin tins and baked them for 20 minutes until golden. I did the same, except that I dropped dough directly on the baking sheet so my biscuits were more free form.

I had them when still warm and they were yummy. Just like my favorite rolls.

My one liner : Super-easy biscuits that are also super-yummy. This is something I'd make more than once.

Comments

Suganya said…
Hi...
This is a very different biscuit recipe. Looks so good. Never tried this before.
Srivalli said…
simran..that looks wonderful!...was waiting for nicole to send me the details...she seems to have missed my request!...:(
KALVA said…
Wow cuties.. love them.. Never had or tried before///
Anonymous said…
You're jolly on the spot! I was going to make your chocolate spiral shortbreads next weekend for a get together. I'm so glad you tried the mayonnaise biscuits. The title does sound odd but they do turn out so delish! And I'm glad you got over your fear of baking. You should take the leap and become a daring baker too!
Arundathi said…
that sounds delicious - quite a twist with the mayo. gonna have to try this. thanks.
wowy simmi... different use of mayo...
bha said…
mayo biscuits seems to be a nice idea....:)
Bharti said…
very cool! I'm participating in this event too, for the first time...it's so fun!
sounds great! mayo biscuits!! now what else remains to be paired up!?
Laavanya said…
That looks like an easy-peasy biscuit recipe.. yum!
Anonymous said…
This is the first time I got 10 comments on a post. Thanks everyone for stopping by.

Shaw Girl : I am so glad you picked chocolate spiral shortbreads. They were the first cookies (in fact, first anything) that I baked, so very special to me.

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