Authentic Compassion

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Raisins = healthy!

Raining, storming like crazy, didn't sleep well, tired, stressed -
I must have sweets! The raisins surely cancel all the sugar and butter. So I firmly believed at 6 this morning.
Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits
Preheat oven to 400 degrees

1 ½ cups all purpose flour
1 ½ cups cake flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
Stir these 6 ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Cut in with a pastry blender until very crumbly looking:
1 stick butter (1/2 cup) – NOT softened much
¼ cup Crisco.

Stir in one cup of raisins
One cup of milk
Stir until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn out onto a lightly floured board, knead a few times. Roll out to one inch thickness and cut with 2 inch biscuit cutter (or in my case - a smallish wine glass works perfectly) OR simply cut into squares. Place on a buttered baking sheet and place into preheated oven. Check in about 13 minutes take out of oven when biscuits are beginning to turn golden brown.
Mix together 1 1/2 cups sifted confectioner’s sugar and 2 tablespoons milk or orange juice. Drizzle topping over warm biscuits – remove biscuits to serving platter and serve warm.
Recipe was adapted from a Southern Living cookbook published in 1999.
First picture was within 3 minutes of coming out of the oven. Second picture - one biscuit within 3.15 minutes of coming out of the oven. It was GOOOOOOODDD on Buhlaland today -


Kelsey Smith said...

Yummmy! That is at least 5 servings of fruits no need for more for at least a week haha

Anne Fannie said...

Wow, what a nice recipe. Thanks for sharing. I found your blog tonight. Will be back!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Save me one, LindaSue, I'm comin' over!

LindaSueBuhl said...

Wouldn't that be fun? We could sit and talk animals and God and flowers and eat a dozen - no I must mean ONE biscuit. These things are diet killers but if you want someone to think you are the bee's knees - this is it. Very tender and flavorful. Is you aren't raisin fans - dried cranberries and/or toasted chopped pecans are heavenly. Thanks for coming by! It's storming like crazy here - goats just ran the Kentucky derby from front pastures to the sheds in our pens! They are afraid of rain.

LindaSueBuhl said...

I'm laughing at myself - the correct phrase would be: IF you aren't raisin fans

Dani said...

these sound wonderful! can hardly wait to make some....I can smell them now...yummy.....