Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Kitchen Tip Tuesday-Icey Morning Treat

I woke up Sunday morning, a very cold and icey Sunday morning, wanting to bake something yummy. Hardee's cinnamon raisin biscuits came to mind. Since we weren't going out in the bad weather, we decided to make some instead! This is not an exact recipe, just something I threw together. Biscuits are really easy to make:)

4 cups of self rising flour

1/2 cup of sugar

3 tsp cinnamon

1 stick of butter or margerine

couple handfuls of raisins, add as many as you like

2 cups or so of milk or buttermilk

Blend dry ingredients. Cut in butter with two knives or a pastry blender. Add milk or buttermilk, enough to form a soft dough, make sure your dough is not too dry(this makes dry biscuits) you can always add a little flour when kneading to get the right consistency. Dump dough onto generously floured surface and knead just enough to form a nice ball of dough. Flatten dough with your hands (the more gentle you are with the dough the fluffier your biscuits will be:) Cut biscuits, place on pan, brush with melted butter, bake at 400 for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned on top.

While they are baking mix a simple icing...

1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

2 tblsp. or so milk

couple drops of vanilla

Mix this with a fork and spread on biscuits after cooling them for 5-10 minutes.

Some of us enjoyed our biscuits with orange juice and hot chocolate. For me, I enjoyed a cup of Millstone Holiday Peppermint coffee with half-and-half. Yum! Get more great kitchen tips at http://tammysrecipes.com/taxonomy/term/53