Wednesday, June 11, 2014

In the Kitchen with Auntie E-GoatMilk Biscuits

Let's talk  about goat milk. Did you know that goat milk is better for you? You probably heard it, but couldn't tell someone why. Sometime ago I wanted to make a difference in the amount of carbohydrates and type of Fats that I consume. Looking for easy digestible proteins and Fats. Things that would not contribute to health issues.
So many children are lactose intolerant, taking Cows milk out of the picture. Many diary companies are trying to make their products Lactose Free. But in doing so add other ingredients to the Milk. Goats milk is naturally Lactose free.  As far as adding anything to the Goats Milk, no need.

Goats Milk has more niacin (B3) and B6 , vitamin A, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, iron, copper, Magnesium and substantially more manganese. It also contains selenium  which is proven to be an antioxidant component. Allowing more antioxidant activity, giving one a boost to ward off illness.  Goats milk has the same levels of Sodium and Zinc as Cow's milk.

The Goats Milk is lower in Carbohydrates. also lower in  folic acid (B9) and B12. However is  higher in Protein and essential amino acids. It is also Naturally Homogenized. Will not separate after sitting like non homogenized milk. There is a process the Cow diaries use to Homogenize their cow milk. No need for that with Goats Milk.  Even though goats milk  has some higher caloric numbers and fat, the type of fat allow the body to digest the milk faster and not to spike the glucose levels. which is one reason that folks have problems with cows milk items. Overall Goats milk is a better choice. I like to use it in cooking, have found that things are creamier and have a fuller taste, as well as  satisfying when eating less.

Now that you know a little more about Goats Milk, try this recipe for Biscuits. There are so good and filling. You will find that one biscuit is enough and that alone will help you with weight control.


Goats Milk Breakfast Biscuits 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
 
2 Cups unbleached All Purpose flour
1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt

Mix these dry ingredients together with a whisk. We call this poor man sifting.

Put 3 Tablespoon of Cold Butter in Dry mixture and cut in with a pastry cutter.  You want to have various sized of butter in the mixture.  So cut in easy , I only cut in for about 35 seconds. Just enough to incorporate the butter in the flour.

Add 10 oz of Goats Milk and stir with a wooden spoon til all the flour is mixed in.

turn out onto a lightly floured pastry cloth (or you can use a clean linen towel -smooth not a dish towel). knead 10 times, folding and turning the dough. Roll out in about a 9 inch round 1/2  inch thick. using a 2 inch round cutter, cut out biscuits and sat aside on cloth. you can lightly knead any remaining dough and cut out the rest. It should make about 11 or 12 biscuits.

Place  Biscuits on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. I find this method great cause you do not need to grease  and they come out brown on bottom. (Using a silicon liner didn't work out because they do not brown and the silicon tends to hold the moisture on the liner pad. ).

place in a  preheated 450 degree Fahrenheit oven  for about 12-15 minutes.  Until they are lightly browned on top ( see Photo above).

enjoy, these will become your favorite biscuit recipe to make.

copyright 2014 by "Auntie E Cookbook/M Dubros"  


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