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TANGERINE BISCUIT RING and ANGEL BISCUITS

Loss of sleep keeping the kids in bed until after Santa comes . . . dealing with weird uncle Larry at Christmas dinner . . . . opening an insane amount of gifts or even if you are just chillin’ and taking in the deeper meaning of Christmas and what it means in your life.  Any way you cut it, my Tangerine Biscuit Ring will give you the nourishment you will need for the tough Christmas Day ahead!

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TANGERINE BISCUIT RING

PREP: 20 minutes
BAKING TIME: 35 MINUTES
OVEN TEMP: 350 DEGREES
SERVES – 10

Ingredients:IMG_4985

•    1 1/4 cups sugar
•    1 tablespoon finely shredded tangerine peel
•    1/3 cup tangerine juice
•    1/4 cup butter, melted
•    2  12 ounce package refrigerated biscuits (20 biscuits) or ANGEL biscuits *
•    kumquats (optional)
•    fresh cranberries (optional)

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees f. grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan; set aside.
2. In a small bowl, combine sugar and tangerine peel, breaking up any tangerine peel clumps with a fork. In another small bowl, combine tangerine juice and melted butter.
3. Separate biscuits. dip each biscuit into the tangerine juice mixture, then roll in the sugar mixture to coat. Place biscuits on edge IMG_4986in the prepared pan. Pour any remaining tangerine juice mixture over biscuits.
4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 1 minute. Invert pan onto a serving platter with slightly raised sides; remove pan. Cool for 30 to 45 minutes. serve warm.
If desired, garnish center of biscuit ring with kumquats, cranberries, and fresh herbs.  This recipe can also be made using oranges instead of tangerines.
Makes 10 servings.
* see additional recipe for Angel Biscuits below:

ANGEL BISCUITS

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PREP: 15 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 10 – 12 MINUTES
OVEN TEMP: 450 DEGREES
SERVES – 10

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg. active dry yeast
  • 
1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 
5 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 
1 cup lard or shortening, chilled
  • 
1 tablespoon melted butter

In choosing lard or shortening, be sure to use non-hydrogenated products. Butter may be substituted.
Directions:

  • Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water with a pinch of sugar.
  • Set aside for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the buttermilk, making sure it has first been warmed to room temperature so as not to shock the yeast.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Stir all ingredients together to mix well.
    Using your fingers, two knives or a pastry blender, work 1/2 the chilled shortening into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
  • Work in the remaining shortening until it resembles large peas.
  • Stir buttermilk and yeast mixture into the dry ingredients until just blended; do not overmix.
  • On a clean surface dusted lightly with flour, turn out dough and knead 6 to 8 times, patting together lightly into a flattened circle. Roll circle out 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick and cut using a floured glass or a 3 inch biscuit cutter. Dip in flour between each cut.
  • Arrange biscuits on a lightly greased baking sheet; leave 1/3 inch between for softer sided biscuits or 1 inch for more crisp sided biscuits.
  • Brush with melted butter before serving.

This dough can be refrigerated for 3-5 days, or frozen for up to a month.

As always, thank you for reading.

I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a super holiday season!

Kris

In January, we will be starting the year with our “Start the Year Healthy” Cooking Classes at The Lark Inn.  Check our Website to learn more about upcoming classes.

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TAYLOR TOTS

How nice it is just in everyday life to have something that is easy to fix for breakfast or brunch.  It is even better during the holidays when you have out of town company and guests you want to spend time with and you have something really good to eat . . . that was easy to fix!  My Taylor Tots are made with my angel biscuit dough, sausage, egg and cheese and are delightful . . . It doesn’t get much better.  these are the best fresh out of the oven.  But, here’s a secret . . . they also freeze really well and with a few seconds in the microwave your guests will be hard-pressed to think you haven’t been slaving away in the kitchen since well before they woke up!.

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TAYLOR TOTS

PREP: 20 minutes
BAKING TIME: 10 – 12 MINUTES
OVEN TEMP: 375 DEGREES
SERVES – 10

Ingredients:

1 can refrigerated flaky biscuits (such as “Grands”) or Angel Biscuits * IMG_4893
1-8 ounce cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons milk
2 eggs
½ cup of grated cheddar cheese (or cheese of your choice)
½ cup cooked bulk sausage (such as Jimmy Dean’s)

Directions:

1.    Preheat oven to 375 degrees Spray muffin tins with nonstick spray.

2.    Separate each biscuit into three or four pieces (or roll out the Angel Biscuits very thin) and press each piece into a muffin tin, pressing down on dough lightly to mold into the muffin cup.

3.    In the bowl of your electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, milk, egg and cheddar cheese.  Mix until well combined, just a minute or two.
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4.    Spoon a teaspoon or so of sausage into the muffin tins on top of the dough.  Cover with about 2 tablespoons of the egg and cheese mixture.

5.    Bake for about 10- 12 minutes until puffed and golden.

Serve immediately.

Thank you for reading.  Enjoy your holiday season and your family . . . even the weird ones!

Kris

 

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