Celebrating Black History Month! First up, we hear about some of the most important themes within the black community featured at the 3rd Annual New Voices in Black Cinema independent film festival. Then, Avalyn Simon of the New York Coalition of 100 Black Women talks about being an advocate for women, children and families. We also take a tour of Harlem, showcasing some of the most historic landmarks in the community, as well as an inspirational Gospel performance. And, Norma Jean Darden, Owner, Spoonbread Too Miss Maude in Harlem, shows us how to make soul food right at home. For more information on the topics above, log onto:
Makes about 2 dozen biscuits
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
¾ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
Approximately ¾ cup milk
1 egg, well beaten
Preheat oven to 400. Sift dry ingredients together. Then, using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter.
Combine milk and egg and slowly add to flour until mixture is wet enough to hold together.
Turn onto a floured board.
Knead, then roll to ½-inch thickness and cut with a biscuit cutter.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly golden.