So this recipe is a throwback from a post I found from about a year ago. It had been left all alone in my blog-draft attic, getting dusty and lonely. But now, it's coming back out into the world! Make lots of friends little recipe, I know you can do it!
The Tale of Sweet BiscuitsI had to search high and low for a sweet biscuit recipe so y'all better appreciate this one. Apparently they're a southern thing cause I couldn't find any websites with recipes... except for one! They turned out really well, it was my first time making homemade biscuits... and it will not be my last!!
PLUS David and I made this and our delicious Black Bean Quesadillas while building a dresser. I know, we're beasts. Just look at those sweet biscuits.
David actually made these while I made a quesadilla casserole, so do not be alarmed by the manly hands in the photos. It's just David!
Ingredients1/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup cold butter1 eggs
3/4 cup milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Mix sugar, flour, and salt in large bowl. Cube butter and add to mixture. Stir in mixer until the ingredients become grainy.
Stir and mash with hands until mixture forms a flaky dough. Knead three times and roll out onto floured surface so that dough is 1/2 to 1in thick.
Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and bask in their thick, flaky deliciousness.
This is David with his ginormous biscuit. Feel free to make one of your own if you wish, but leave it in the oven for a bit longer. It was so delicious - at least the small part that I was able to steal was delicious.
Oh, but we didn't stop there. You see, this adventure began when I received some berries from the leftover sangria at my work. YES. They were about to throw away perfectly delicious, juice and alcohol-soaked berries. Well, I put a stop to that.
Sooo, we decided to make sweet biscuits to serve them with!!
Heres the situation. I just heated the berries and a little bit of their juice over medium high on a nonstick skillet until they simmered. I added a bit of sugar and let them cook for about 5 more minutes to thicken up. Finally, we poured all the delicious goodness along with some local honey over the warm biscuits. It was a night to remember. However, David and I aren't really drinkers, so we ended up ditching the berries and opting for peanut butter and honey as toppings as well.
Nevertheless, it was delightful to make, and it looks really pretty!