Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Quick Biscuit Honey Buns


I needed something quick for breakfast yesterday morning. I am going to go ahead and admit that I haven't been grocery shopping for a while. My excuse is that I want to eat up what's in the freezer and pantry shelves before the new year, but really I just don't want to deal with the crowds of people looking for after Christmas deals. Very social of me, I know.

So, using only the things I already had on hand, I came up with these. They are very quick, tasty and satisfying. Also, very adaptable to what you might have on hand, in case you are using up all of your pantry staples too ;)

Quick Biscuit Honey Buns

4 cups flour
8 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons sugar
1 cup shortening
1 1/3 cups milk
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar

Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together in a large bowl. Cut in shortening until it looks like coarse meal. Add the milk and stir until just mixed. Turn out onto floured counter top and knead 10 times. Pat into a rectangle shape and roll out pretty thin (1/4 inch or so). Sprinkle on the cinnamon and rub it into the dough. Drizzle the honey over the top and then evenly spread on the brown sugar. Starting at the long side, roll up and pinch the seam to seal. Cut into 1/2 inch pieces and lay, cut side down, on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Press them down with your hand (they should look like smooshed cinnamon rolls) and drizzle on a little more honey and sprinkle with brown sugar if desired.
Bake in a 450 degree oven with the rack in the middle of the oven, for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer them to a cooling rack and let cool 10 minutes.

Happy Baking!

1 comment:

Guy said...

you're grandmother used to make something just like this for us when we were kids. Only she used no honey, more brown sugar and nuts.

Yum! Freakin'! Yum!