Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Quick morning or dessert biscuits

Summer Berry Shortcakes
from The Way to a Man's Heart

(shortened/adapted from original)

2 c. AP flour
2 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
2 T. sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
6 T. unsalted butter, diced
1 cup heavy cream (or milk)

1.) Preheat oven to 425 and grease baking sheet (or put stone in oven, if you use a pizza stone like I do).

2.) Stir together first four ingredients in large bowl. Rub in butter with pastry blender or fingers.

3.) Using a fork, lightly stir in all but 1 T. of the cream/milk, little by little, to make a soft dough.

4.) Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead 6-8 times, until smooth. Pat dough into rectangle about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with biscuit or cookie cutters.

5.) Spray stone with cooking spray and place uncooked biscuits on top. Brush with remaining cream and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for about 10 minutes until golden.

6.) Serve with whipped cream and berries. They also taste great with jam or nutella.

Makes a great quick dessert or breakfast. Enjoy!


Beth said...

Those are cute and perfect for Valentine's Day! I bet they taste great, too. :)

lisa--In a Nutshell said...

Awwww...must be getting close to Valentine's Day! My hubby is trying to lose weight, so my hands are tied!

Rorie said...

Unbearably cute. I'd love these with blackberries!