Our Heartspun Homeschool

Our Heartspun Homeschool

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Grandmother's Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼  cup sugar
1 ½  teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ cup margarine
¼ cup shortening
1 cup raisins
1 cup milk

1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 ½ tablespoon milk

 Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl.  Cut in margarine and shortening until mixture is crumbly. (I cut the margarine in ¼ in slices and then use my hand instead of a pastry cutter).  Add raisins and 1 cup of milk, stirring until dry ingredients are moistened. (Once again I use my hands) Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and kneed 4 or 5 times.  Add additional flour as needed so dough is smooth and not sticky. 

Pat dough out to 1 inch thickness, cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter.  ( I use a glass)  Pat biscuit on both sides in oil and place on baking sheet.  Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Combine powdered sugar and milk, stirring until smooth.  Drizzle glaze over warm biscuits.  Yield: 15 biscuits.

You can substitute whole wheat flour, but they will be a little crumbly. You can also do 2 Cups white, 1 cup whole wheat and it will be multi-grain.  You can use Craisin's instead of raisins as well.

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