I’ve now made pancakes from scratch and biscuits from scratch, so what use could I possibly have for Bisquick, right? Well, I’ll tell you. One of Stephen’s favorite foods is Poppyseed Rolls, which his mother dutifully shared the recipe for. I’ve been wanting to make these for Stephen since we moved here (and God knows he’s been asking me to), but I didn’t have Bisquick, which is a key ingredient. I figured there had to be a simple recipe for it – flour and baking soda and what else? Thank you, internet, for providing the answer.
Using this recipe from unsophisticook.com, I whipped up a batch of Bisquick one Friday afternoon. I really wanted to surprise Stephen with the poppyseed rolls, so I premixed everything I could, then told him I was planning on making breakfast in the morning. “Pancakes?” he asked. “Yep,” I said, as innocently as possible, fingers crossed behind my back.
I got up the next morning and closed the kitchen door so that he could watch TV without me disturbing him with the noise (at least, that’s the impression I gave – I just didn’t want him to see what I was doing!). I made the rolls, praying he wouldn’t come in, cut off the raw ends for him (as instructed…no, really, it’s part of the recipe, “save the cut off end pieces for Stephen to eat raw”), and popped the rolls into the oven. Then I carried the raw ends out to him with a smile.
Yeah, I’m an awesome wife.
I’m intentionally challenging myself in the kitchen, working with new ingredients, attempting more challenging dishes, and doing it all while grocery shopping in a foreign language. Read more about my Personal Kitchen Challenge here.