Saturday, May 05, 2007

Ummmm....oops?



All right, so I forgot to take pictures until AFTER we ate.

So what if I show you a nearly empty plate.

Big deal if I show you a huge pile of crab leg shells.

Whoop-di-do if I rub it in that I just made and ate a totally awesome, satisfying dinner.

But you can still share by making these rocking biscuits. And if you are so inclined, you can have lemon-steamed crab legs and baby spinach salad too.

If you want.


Garlic & Cheese Biscuits
Based on Country Coconut Biscuits from Bob's Red Mill

1/2 cup white rice flour
1/4 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup coconut flour (the biscuits taste nothing like coconut, so don't worry)
2 tbsp potato starch
3/4 tsp xanthan gum
1 tbsp baking powder (forgot this - sorry!)
1 tsp sugar
Scant 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, softened

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a cookie sheet with a light coating of cooking spray.

Combine the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Add the butter and cut in with a fork until the mixture is crumb-y. Add half of the milk; stir gently with your fork. Add the cheese and the rest of the milk. Stir until just combined.

Cut 2 foot-long pieces of wax paper; place the dough betwen them and gently pat down evenly to 3/4" to 1" thick. Using a 2" biscuit cutter or a glass sprayed with cooking spray, cut circles. Pull away the scraps from the biscuits and set aside, use a spatula to pick up the biscuits and put on the cookie sheet. Ball up the scraps and pat down between the pieces of wax paper....again and again until you have 9 biscuits on your cookie sheet.

Bake for about 10 minutes, or until golden brown.

If you take a good look, you can see cheese bubbling out of the biscuit in the picture.

And if you're interested....Lemon-Steamed Crab Legs

We are somewhat pig-like when it comes to crab legs. Believe it or not, this fed only 2 people.

4 pounds king crab legs
6 cups water
2 lemons, sliced into rounds
1 tsp salt

Combine the water, lemons and salt in a huge stock pot. Bring to a boil, then add the crab legs. If frozen like ours were, they will probably take about 20 minutes to cook. Otherwise, 15 minutes max.

6 comments:

Nina said...

The biscuits look delicious. And good job replacing some of the white rice flour with brown. But don't they need the baking powder?

Easy 2 Digest said...

this looks so good. do you think you could make the biscuit recipe with rice milk or soy milk?

Sheri said...

Nina - oops again! Thanks for catching that. I had a small creature going nuts on my lap and I was trying to get that posted before she ate my face.

E2D - I don't see why not. I used skim milk instead of whole, so another "thin" milk should work fine.

Lynn Barry said...

You totally ROCK...I LOVE crab legs...hairballs are a turn off though...hehehehhehe HUGS

Slacker Mom (aka Mrs. GF) said...

Those biscuits look awesome, and pretty good on the fiber too. Not just empty starches.

Thanks for sharing, I will make these. :)

Liz said...

love your blog!

totally going to try these out..