Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Good Pairing

I have not yet tried Les's breakfast casserole that she posted the link for last week (it's on my list), but I am pretty sure I have a great side to go with it.

I found these Brown Sugar Biscuit Twists on Money Saving Mom. She and Life as Mom do monthly freezer cooking days, and these were one of the recipes MSM shared as a good one to keep in the freezer. Oh boy, is she right.

I made these for my book club last week and forgot the glaze. This morning I pulled the rest of them out of the freezer for a quick and easy breakfast, and they are definitely better with the glaze.

These can be baked and frozen, frozen before baking or the mix can be made ahead and frozen. I prefer to freeze them just before baking. You can take them out of the freezer and put them right in the oven and they're ready in 12-14 minutes. Yum.

Brown Sugar Biscuit Twists

Biscuit dough:
3 c. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1 TB sugar
1 tsp salt
3/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 c. butter
1/4 c. shortening
1 c. milk
2 TB melted butter
4 TB brown sugar

Stir together dry ingredients. Cut in butter and shortening with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and add milk. Stir until just moistened. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and need 4-6 times.

Roll out dough into a large rectangle (apprx. 1/4 inch thick). Brush with 2 TB melted butter and sprinkle with 4 TB brown sugar. Fold rectangle in half (from long side). Cut into 1-inch strips (I used a pizza cutter). Twist strips and place on baking sheet.

At this point, you can flash freeze them on the baking sheet and then throw them in a freezer bag until you're ready to use them.

Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes (if not frozen) and 12-14 minutes if frozen.

While baking, mix together glaze of 1 c. powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp. vanilla and a few teaspoons milk (just enough to make it the right consistency for drizzling).

Drizzle over twists when they come out of the oven and enjoy!

(If you want to see pictures of the process, click on the Money Saving Mom link above).

1 comment:

Erin said...

I added these to my monthly freezer day this month and we have been enjoying them! Keep posting, we enjoy your taste.