I apologize for neglecting this storyboard for awhile. I got too carried away over at sea,field and tribe. But I'd love to share my cloudy day experiment from Saturday, and I figured why not share it here?
I received a package of spelt flour from my mother for Christmas. She bought it from Williams Sonoma (one of her favorite stores) and figured it would be something useful for me to bake with. Ever since I moved to Puerto Rico, it's been difficult to find the normal (err... well, normal for a larger city's grocer I guess) baking supplies like Madagascar vanilla, vanilla beans at all, pastry flour or even any regular flour that doesn't cost $5.00 a bag. So gift ideas always include baking or cooking items. For instance, Evan received a special type of olive oil and a jar of hazelnut oil, along with an Italian cookbook for every type of fish. Perfect!
Anyways, I also received Heidi Swanson's Super Natural Everyday cookbook from my grandparents. Flipping through the book, I found a recipe for yogurt biscuits with spelt flour. And there we go! Something I love and adore as comfort food for my soul [biscuits] and a chance to use my new flour = the perfect cloudy/rainy afternoon baking endeavor.
Simple and wholesome ingredients and very basic directions. I drizzled some cheddar cheese on top of a couple biscuits, and included fresh rosemary and thyme for a herb taste. Want this recipe? Here's a link to it. I used cold butter, plain yogurt and half spelt flour, half all purpose flour - you'll need to know those differences. Then just chop up a handful of fresh herbs and toss them into the batter.
Drizzle with some of your favorite local wildflower honey. I used east Texas wildflower honey from Mr. Robert Hughes' apiary only one county road over from my parents house. Delicious. Now if only I could acquire this flour on the island. Any suggestions for online grocers? OR if you happen to know specialty shops in PR, I'm open to those ideas too!