Sunday, November 2, 2008

Some Biscuits for our Honey

We've started a new unit, which I'll post about later this week, but first I have two final honeybee posts that show how we wrapped up our study of these amazing little creatures.

We've consumed quite a bit of honey in the last few weeks, but we had to have some with baking powder biscuits just like the characters in The Bee Tree did. We followed the recipe in the Five in a Row cookbook and made biscuits to go with the last of the yummy raw honey that we bought on our field trip.

Here the kids are learning how to use a pastry cutter to "cut in" the shortening.

We made a "well" in the center of the dry ingredients to pour the milk into.

I picked up some autumn-shaped cookie cutters at Michael's on sale. We thought it would be fun to use them for cutting the biscuit dough.

The finished product - yum!

A quick plug for Five in a Row here (and I'm not affiliated with this company in any way - I just really like a lot of their products). If you use FIAR at all, I highly recommend Becky Jane's cookbook. We enjoy preparing (and eating) the Five in a Row feasts she has planned for the different books in the curriculum. Check it out at the Five in a Row website.


  1. I LOVE FIAR too. I just found you on a blog carnival last week. I need to be better at blogging our FIAR adventures, there are only a few posts from this year. I'll be back to see what fun things you come up with. Our kids seem to be close in age.

  2. I can't even tell you how much we love the FIAR cookbook, love it, love it!!


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