Fluffy Cranberry Bits BiscuitsFrom zinlumi 5 years ago
- 2 cups flour shopping list
- 4 teaspoons baking powder shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda shopping list
- 3/4 teaspoon salt shopping list
- 2 tablespoons butter (chilled) shopping list
- 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening/I-Can't-Believe-Its-Not-butter (chilled) shopping list
- 1 cup milk (chilled) shopping list
- 1 teaspoon Sweet cinnamon Podwer shopping list
- 1/2 teaspoon bourbon vanilla sugar shopping list
- 3 tablespoon Dried Cranberry (finely chopped) shopping list
How to make it
- * The key to this whole process is to NOT melt the butter and shortening and NOT turn the whole thing into smooth consistent dough.
- ** Preheat oven to 450 F.
- 1. Mix flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, and vanilla sugar in a large bowl.
- 2. Throw butter and shortening into the dry mix and chop into aproximately 1/4 inch chunks in the flour allowing it to freely get mixed into the whole shabang.
- 3. Using your fingertips (as quickly as possible) smoosh and mix the butter/shortening chunks with the flour until they're roughly similar sized flakes.
- 4. Toss in the finely chopped cranberries and toss until evenly mixed (also as quickly as possible)
- 5. Make a well in the middle of the flour, pour in chilled milk and QUICKLY mix it all together with your hand in a circular motion. The dough should be sticky. Don't over mix it.
- 6. Using a soft rubber spatula, scrape the dough onto a floured surfce and fold the dough 5-6 times without further "MIXING" the dough.
- 7. Press the dough into 1 inch flat sheet and cut into circles with a cup/glass. The top and bottom of the circular dough should not be sticky anymore due to the light powdering of flour.
- 8. Place the biscuits onto an un-greased baking sheet and bake until risen and golden on top.
- 9. Pull out of the oven, take off the top and enjoy with a smidge of butter! Oh … watching the butter melt into the biscuit is just heavenly.
- PS. Don't forget your coffee, I think its ready!