Monday, October 28, 2013

Easy Cheesy Biscuits

Developed October, 2013. A couple of these cheesy biscuits, warm from the toaster oven, turns a bowl of rich soup into a satisfying meal, or by themselves, a welcome mid-day snack.
4 frozen buttermilk biscuits (Pillsbury™ is good)
2 T grated sharp cheddar cheese
vegetable oil spray
Preheat a toaster oven to 375ยบ F (190 C). Spray the baking pan generously with vegetable oil. Arrange the frozen biscuits on the pan so that they don't touch. Bake 20 minutes, rotating the pan half way to even out the baking. Remove from oven and let cool a bit to handle comfortably. Split biscuits and spoon a half-tablespoon of cheese between the two halves. Arrange on plate, cover with a plastic lid, and microwave a few seconds to reheat the biscuits and melt the cheese. Serves two. Variation: Top the cheese with a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes.

Hint: Simple Trick to Make Better Coffee

Developed October, 2013. This change in method applies to drip coffee makers that use a paper filter. Simply use two disposable filters nested together rather than one as is customary. This extra layer of filtration removes more fine particles. This addition noticeably improves the clarity and yields a cleaner tasting brew but does not appreciably increase the brewing time or expense. 
Also see, this other hint for better brewing.