(filled with cinnamon sugar)
Today I have a simple biscuit recipe that will warm your heart and get your day going. It's a biscuit filled with cinnamon sugar but don't let this biscuit fool you. Warm out of the oven, a scent of toasted cinnamon with a sprinkle of powdered sugar or a drizzle of sweet icing makes this a cinnamon roll alternative. Less time less ingredients makes this simple and fast not only that but they are easy to handle as your family is running out the door to start their busy day. This biscuit can be for breakfast or set them out for a brunch. They can even be filled with your favorite fruit preserve or cream cheese and fresh fruit for a lighter side. These would be great to serve at a party too. Make the biscuit as a shell in a mini cupcake pan and fill it with a chicken, tuna or shrimp salad as an appetizer. Just be creative and enjoy.
Biscuits (filled with Cinnamon Sugar)
1/2 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups flour (I used all purpose)
2 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 -1 cup milk (you might need that extra 1/4 in case dough is too dry)
Cinnamon Sugar Filling
1/2 cup Stevia (or sugar of your choice)
2 tbsp cinnamon
4 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
(Mix together to form a paste)
|blending shortening in|
|Dough pulling together|
from the sides to form a ball
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a large bowl place flour, baking powder, salt and shortening. Mix with pastry blender until dough looks like crumbs. Add milk just enough so the dough comes of the sides and you can form into a ball.
|Dough patted down |
and placed on working area
|Biscuit rolled out with|
cinnamon sugar paste
Place dough on floured working area and pat down (or use a rolling pin to the thickness you desire) till dough is about 1/2 inch thick. Then take a biscuit cutter (2 1/2 -3 inches or round cooking cutter) and cut dough. Take your dough rounds and pat or roll them out. Spread a teaspoon of cinnamon sugar mixer around the dough then bring the sides together to meet in the middle and press together.
|Sides pulled together|
|Mini pan filled with cinnamon sugar biscuits|
& biscuit shells filled with fruit preserves and
topped with sugar cookie crumb top
Place dough in a large muffin pan ( optional to brush with butter or milk) and bake for 9-10 minutes or until done ( for a mini cupcake pan bake 7-8 minutes and 8-9 minutes for a standard cupcake pan). I brushed with butter while their in the pan when they come out of oven. After they have cooled for about 5 minutes or so I sprinkle powder sugar on them, then plate and serve.
When served warm these little gems are amazing and just right for breakfast with a cup of coffee or tea. For the little ones a nice tall glass of cold milk will pair up just fine.
I have listed some serving suggest above but there are many more possibilities.
Remember, have fun and make it yours.
(filled with cinnamon sugar)
Plated on a cake stand
And that's the "DISH" for today!