It's Sunday again. It seems like we spend so long in anticipation of the weekend and it goes by in the blink of an eye. Ah well, such is life.
I didn't really do any cooking today because Sunday is usually my husband's day to make his chili. Sunday+football+chili=what could be better? We didn't have the usual today, but my husband still made dinner. This morning though, I did decide to try to make cinnamon biscuits with icing. I have a "base" biscuit recipe that I have tweaked here and there depending on what we are having with them. I have added shredded cheddar to them before and got a similar biscuit to those at Red Lobster. Yum!
Made-from-scratch Sunday Morning Biscuits (better than canned cinnamon rolls!!) makes 12
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. I started by cutting up 3/4 cup butter into a bowl and pouring 1 1/4 cup milk into a liquid measuring cup so that both would come to room temperature by the time I was ready for them. Then into a mixing bowl, I combined 3 cups of flour, 1 Tbsp baking powder, 1 Tbsp sugar, 1 tsp salt, and 3/4 tsp cream of tartar. I then tossed the butter with several teaspoons of cinnamon. Then added the cinnamon butter into the bowl of dry ingredients and used two butter knives (or a pastry blender would be awesome) to cut the butter into the flour until I had coarse crumbs. Then pour in the milk and stir with a fork until moistened. (For these kind of drop biscuits, I like to put them in my muffin pans but they are also good when baked on a greased cookie sheet.) Using cooking spray, grease the muffin pans then evenly divide the dough among the 12 muffin cups. Bake for 10 minutes until they start turning a nice golden color; the peaks may start browning before the rest of the biscuit turns golden, in which case they are still done when the peaks brown.
While the biscuits were baking, I made the icing. The only part I measured out was the butter and this purely coincidental. So, 2 Tbsp butter mixed with a bit of half & half (or milk) then add as much powdered sugar til the desired consistency is reached. (I believe I had a few tablespoons in mine.) Feel free to add a dash of vanilla extract, as I did, or another flavor just to give them the extra "uumph".
Once the biscuits are done and have been removed from the oven, turn them out onto either a plate or a cooling rack and drizzle the icing on top. Enjoy!