Sunday, March 27, 2011

Our Family's Current Favorite Breakfast

We love these.  We eat 'em up.  They aren't the healthiest things, but then again they've got to beat a bowl of sugary cereal, right?  And besides... they are a treat, so it's all good.

Remember Hardee's?  These make me think of that place.  These and really good biscuits and gravy.  I used to love the Sunday mornings my daddy would bring in Hardee's biscuits and gravy for breakfast!  But this post is not about biscuits and gravy, is it?

It's about these:
Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits 
2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
3/4-1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup raisins
1 cup milk
1/2 cup salad oil
Preheat oven to 450.  Mix flours, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.  Add in raisins and mix well to coat.  Pour milk into liquid measuring cup.  Add oil on top of milk; do not stir.  Pour both liquids into dry ingredients.  Stir until dough forms into (mostly) a ball.  Dump onto floured cabinet and knead 5-6 times until smooth.  Pat out approximately 1/2 inch thick and cut into biscuits.  Place on ungreased baking sheet and bake 10-12 minutes.

When the biscuits come out of the oven, mix together:
2 cups powdered sugar

2 Tablespoons milk (approximately)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Mix the milk in a little bit at a time.  The icing should be fairly thick and fall very slowly (not drizzle) from a spoon.  Drop the icing onto the biscuits while still warm.  The icing will spread on it's own.

Your family may like more or less icing to taste.  My guys like a lot.  And I'm a pushover.  Or maybe I like a lot, too. But don't tell them, 'kay?

Do you have a favorite breakfast treat?

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Yummm... I remember having Hardee's on Sunday mornings too!