Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Weekday Meals: Easy Drop Biscuits

There is virtually nothing in my pantry or refrigerator right now.  Literally nothing.
It's actually a little sad how empty my refrigerator is, but a girl's gotta eat somehow.
Monday morning, I woke up to gray dreary skies and 1/3 of a my income tax final to finish.  The only thing that seemed appropriate on such a day was coffee and biscuits.  However, I knew that whipping something up out of the ingredients I had on hand was going to be a challenge to say the least.  All Recipes to the rescue.
They have a neat function where you can search for recipes based on particular ingredients and pick what type of meal you want to cook.  And no lie, these are the ingredients I typed:

Sour Cream.

I wasn't expecting much.  I mean, I didn't even have eggs.
But lo and behold, I stumbled upon the best slightly sweet biscuits I've ever found.  You can find the original version here, but here's my slightly different version

Mint leaf totally not necessary, but pretty.
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 8 tablespoons butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

I usually take how to pictures, but you're literally just dumping things in a bowl.  Nothing that really needs explaining there.
  • Preheat over to 450 degrees F.
  • In the bowl of a food processor, combine all of the dry ingredients.
  • Add the butter cubes to the food processor.  Pulse several times until the mixtures resembles small peas.  If you do not have a food processor, simply cut the butter using butter knives.
  • If using a food processor, move into a large mixing bowl.  Make a well in the center of the mixture and add the sour cream and 2 tablespoon of milk.  Mix until just combined.  Add more milk, if necessary.
  • Using a large spoon, drop the biscuits onto a cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Remove and cool on a wire rack.
  • While the biscuits are baking, mix the glaze.  Start with approximately 1/3 of powdered sugar and add about 1-2 tablespoons of milk.  Add it slowly, because it really doesn't take a much liquid to dissolve the powdered sugar.  Once dissolved, add the cinnamon.
  • Once the biscuits are slightly cooled, drizzle with the glaze.
Perfect with coffee or tea.

Up close and personal.

And on a totally unrelated note...
Look what I picked from my "garden" today!  There are few things I love more than homegrown tomatoes.  They just smell like summer-time to me.

Only two more weeks until it's "summer time and the livin's easy"!

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