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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Sody Salleratus Biscuits

Today we read a very cute story called Sody Salleratus. This is an appalachian tale about a big bear and a family who really wanted to make biscuits. In order to make the biscuits, however, they needed to purchase one of the most important ingredients - sody salleratus. And in order to get the sody salleratus, they needed to get by the big bear who was hiding under a bridge waiting to eat them up. In the end, they were successful, and the poor old bear was made into a rug.

This is the recipe we used. We will be enjoying these for afternoon snack. If we like the recipe, we will make them again for our end-of-unit feast as part of Eco-Fair.

Makes: 10-12 biscuits

2 c. flour
3/4 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. vinegar
1/2 c. milk

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt.

Cut in butter.

Stir in vinegar and milk until dough is sticky.

Spoon onto greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Anne, one of our favorite U of M students, helps us make the dough.

This recipe had vinegar as one of the ingredients - there was quite a chemical reaction with the sody salleratus.

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