Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits
First of all let me share with you a few events in our day out here in the woods which is on the whole very uneventful. First of all the beautiful sunrise we woke up to yesterday. I was checking my e/mail, etc. when I looked out the window to gaze upon a sky that looked like it was on fire. Now I know what they say, red in the morning, sailors take warning however, our weather ignored the omen and it was a warm but nice day overall.
Next thing, Kenny went out to his workshop/barn/man-cave and came back to the house telling me he had something to show me. He had put out a tray of rat poisoning as they were getting in there and chewing the wires on the phone line, his fan and other things. On top of the box of poison, the rats or something had drug a fairly good size piece of molding over the top of the box along with pieces of glass and torn up paper covering the entire thing as if to warn fellow critters not to touch the stuff. We have some very smart vermin running around here!
And last but not least, as I was coming back from getting the mail something caught my eye that wasn’t there when I moseyed on down to the mailbox, an oak SNAKE! I was never one to hurt a snake but I knew this fellow would eventually get much larger and eventually find it slithery self messing with my chicken coop and stealing our chicken eggs, oh HELL no!!! Husband was unavailable at the time so I came up to the house, grabbed a shovel and took matters into my own hands. Boy that little son-of-a-gun gave me a hard time as I was trying to kill him on a not so solid of a surface but I won out in the long run and he will never bother our eggs, no no no!
Now on with the real reason I’m here, but it is fun to share some of our little happenings! I made these yesterday and we had them with our coffee this morning, husband is hooked for sure not that I’m going to make them very often as he is constantly harping about his weight gain since he quit smoking, ha ha! But here it goes:
- 2-1/2 cups biscuit mix
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 heaping teas cinnamon
- ¾ cup raisins
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- ⅔ cup milk
- Optional Glaze:
- 1-1/3 cups confectioners sugar
- 12 tbsp water
- ½ teas vanilla extract
- Cinnamon for sprinkling
- Combine the first four ingredients in a bowl; combine egg and milk and stir into dry mixture, stirring just until moistened.
- Remove dough to a lightly floured surface and knead lightly 4 or 5 times.
- Roll out to ½ inch thickness and cut with a 2-inch biscuit cutter.
- Place biscuits on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
- If glazing, oh why not, combine the sugar, water and extract and top biscuits while still warm.
- Sprinkle top of glaze with extra cinnamon.
We were eating these breakfast treats as soon as I glazed them and had them again this morning with our coffee!