From Scratch Biscuits

Leia loves to bake. So when I saw this recipe on Simple Simon & Co’s blog, I knew we had our next project.

Leia made these pretty much by herself, 

from measuring and sifting* the dry ingredients - 

using her great-grandmother’s sifter - 

to cutting in the shortening using 2 knives (as I was taught),


and rolling out the dough. (Not bad for her first try!)

She made quick work of cutting out the biscuits,

using every little scrap of dough,

before adding the egg wash and popping them in the oven.

 Leia says she’s going to have a bakery when she gets older and I will be her official taster, “if you’re still alive.” 😂

Yumm! They were so good with butter . . . and honey . . . and boysenberry preserves . . . and accompanying our mac n cheese dinner. At this rate, we’re going to need to make more tomorrow! 

* Yeah, I know she didn’t need to do this, but she had fun and if she ever does need to sift something she’ll know how to do it.