Drop Biscuits

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Buttermilk drop biscuits with swirled cinnamon sugar and coconut served with cinnamon and orange butter.  It’s something new, super easy, and so delicious you can serve for breakfast or brunch on Christmas Day.  I guarantee you will hear nothing but compliments from your family and guests.  🙂 CSC_0611 Thanksgiving came to pass; and the day after Thanksgiving mark the opening of Christmas shopping and decorating.  Everyone is busy getting ready for Christmas holidays.  Some have their homes already adorned with Christmas lights and ornaments.  Some are on the lookout for new ideas and recipes to serve during holiday season.  Well, you have come to the right place for a new recipe. 🙂 CSC_0619 My son is sick today, so I delayed all my errands and stayed home all day to tend to him.   Since I stayed indoors the entire day, I decided to bake something.  I first thought of baking a new cheesecake flavor, but I wasn’t that motivated.   Something delicious that my family can’ t find anywhere else for an early meal on Christmas day was what I had in mind.  My children love to eat something with milk for breakfast.  Maybe a continental breakfast with fruits and scones.  The common food to serve for breakfast or brunch during a holiday get together.  However, I wanted to serve something else other than scones.   I was going through our pantry when I saw the baking mix flour that’s been begging to be used.  Biscuits?  Nope.  Then cinnamon came to mind and maybe something sweet.  I thought of all kinds of ingredients, but the cinnamon and coconut conquered my attention.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups unbromated buttermilk baking mix flour
  • 2/3 cup plus 1/8 cup fresh milk or Evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter or melted cold pressed extra virgin coconut oil, cooled
  • 1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
  • zest of 1 orange (optional)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Preparation Methods:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees with rack in the center.
  • In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Mix until well combined.  Set aside.
  • In a separate medium bowl, combine baking mix, milk, coconut oil, orange zest, and coconut flakes. Mix well.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of the sugar mixture.  Fold in the dough three times.  Then add 2 more tablespoons of the sugar mixture and mix just until you have a  swirl effect.  Do not over mix.   Save the remaining mixture for the butter mixture.
  • Scoop a spoonful of the batter and drop onto lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes* or until golden brown.  Serve warm with Cinnamon Orange Butter (recipe follows).

*Note:  Baking time varies depending on the equipment you use.  Make the necessary adjustment.

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  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • Remaining sugar mixture
  • zest of 1 orange

Combine all ingredients and whisk until well mixed.  Spread on warm drop biscuits.

Variation(s):

You can add nuts, chocolate chips, candy cane, or your favorite ingredients if you wish.

Enjoy!

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A Party or Snack Idea

PURPLE YAM FILLED DONUTS

This recipe is super easy.  You can even get the children involved.  A good idea for children’s birthday party, holidays or just a snack.  You can put them in paper bags or any festive container with their name on it serve with their favorite drink.   This sure is a hit at every party or any occasions.  Sometimes, I use this as a reward or surprise for my children when they’re in their best behavior.

There are so many variations you can make with this recipe. You can stuff them with chocolates, mild and sweet cheeses, raspberries, blueberries, coconut, purple yam, jelly, jam, peanut butter, cream cheese, peaches, apples, etc.   If you prefer making a dough from scratch, that’s fine too.

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I put them in their favorite color paper bag with their name on it; served with chocolate milk.  My children love this idea.  Sometimes, I staple the bag and make them guess what’s inside.  It’s a game we play to make them excited and all happy. Whoever guess it right, gets a prize. 🙂

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Ingredients:

  • Pillsbury Original flavor biscuit dough (8 pieces)
  • Oil for frying
  • Stuffing of your choice (blueberries, strawberries, chocolates, cheese, raspberries, coconut, purple yam, peaches, mango, peanut butter, apples, pumpkin etc)

Preparation Method:

Heat a deep pan with oil over very LOW heat.  Separate the dough and cut them in quarters.  You should have 32 balls when you’re done.  Flatten the dough and put the stuffing of your choice. Then, gather the edges and pinch the dough together and roll using your palm to form a ball.   Make sure you don’t overstuffed the dough or it will open up while frying. And your will ended up with laughing balls (A term I use because of their shapes). Repeat the process for the remaining dough.  Drop the balls in batches (make sure they have enough room, so they don’t stick together) and cook until brown.  This process is very quick.  Be careful not to burn them.  Repeat the process for the remaining balls.  Put the cooked balls on a plate or a bowl lined with paper towel to absorb any excess oil.  Let it cool off a bit.  Place in a bowl with sugar and toss to coat.  Serve warm.

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