Monday, August 9, 2010

Cinnamon Biscuits

Our church block ends at 12:30 each Sunday.  By the time we get home and get the meal fixed it is usually about 1:30, so by the time dinner time rolls around we're not super hungry, but we need something.  I found a new recipe this week as I was searching some new recipe blogs that I wanted to try for cinnamon rasin biscuits (you can find the original blog here).  These were the perfect Sunday night snack.  I have always like biscuits, but became particularly partial to good biscuits after living in the South.  I have never really tried making them from scratch, but this recipe suggests using your food processor and boy did that make it quick and easy.  These were so yummy and the perfect thing if you need a cinnamon roll fix but don't want to go to all that time and effort.  Here's the recipe, followed by the few changes I made.

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

3/4 cup unsalted butter

1 cup raisins

1 cup milk

melted butter

1 cup sifted powdered sugar

1 - 2 tablespoons 1/2 & 1/2

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine first 6 ingredients in a food processor. Pulse several times to mix. Add cold butter cut into 6 equal parts. Add to dry ingredients in food processor. Pulse several times until mixture is crumbly. Transfer to large bowl. Add milk and raisins and stir until moistened. Knead dough on lightly floured surface 4 or 5 times. Pat dough to 1 inch thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter. Placed on greased cookie sheet. Brush biscuits with melted butter. Bake for 14 - 16 minutes until lightly browned. Drizzle with glaze made of powdered sugar and 1/2 & 1/2.

Yield 15 - 2" biscuits

I didn't add the rasins because I was out of them and I have a son who hates rasins.  I didn't have half and half, so I just used milk which worked out fine and I added a teaspoon of vanilla to my glaze.  These turned out awesome.  Next time I might try adding some mini-chocolate chips because my kids would love them even more.  They are amazing warm, out of the oven, but the leftovers were still good this morning.


The Hardy's said...

Sounds yummy and we would definitely go for the chocolate chips! No raisins at our house.

Heidi said...

I guess Uncle Ken has rubbed off on our kids!