Joyce served Gazpacho soup with delicious baking powder biscuits with cheese. Mom thought it would taste even better with vodka . . . LOL. My first time trying a cold soup, and it was really yummy.
1 small onion chopped
1 cup of peeled and diced tomatoes
1/2 cup diced green pepper
1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced and peeled cucumber
1/2 clove of garlic
Mix ingredients in blender with 1 cup of tomato juice.
Add 2 cups of tomator juice, 1/3 cup French dressing, 1 tbsp. salt and some cayenne (optional).
Refrigerate and serve cold.
Baking Powder Biscuits
Sift 2 cups of all-purpose flour, 4 tsp. baking powder and 1 tsp. salt. Cut in 1/3 cup of shortening. Add 3/4 cup milk. Blend to make soft dough. Add 3/4 cup of shredded cheese. Place on lightly floured board and knead 8-10 times. Roll and pat dough to desired thickness and cut with floured cutter.
Bake 12-15 minutes at 450 degrees on parchment paper covered baking sheets.
Mom said she cooked the biscuits at 350 degrees because the parchment paper was scorching at the higher temperature.