Friday, March 6, 2015

Cinnamon Sugar Biscuits

     Baking home-style classics like scones, cinnamon rolls, pie, or muffins, is something I always loved to make. And since my mom was born in Europe she usually bakes desserts and pasties only from that culture. Which is something I really love about her. If you don't yet know my family comes from Ukraine, a country in Europe. So I have a deep understanding of that food and culture. But to tell you the truth I don't really like savory Ukrainian dishes. Maybe because anything my parents wanted me to eat as a kid I didn't like. And me being someone that really loves classic recipes. What better idea then to combine the best baking combination. Cinnamon and sugar, with classic home style biscuits. These flaky buttery biscuits taste even more complete with a cinnamon and sugar filling. Enjoy!


Ingredients :

Biscuit Dough
• 2 cups all purpose flour 
• 3 tbsp sugar 
• 3 1/2 tsp baking powder 
• 1/4 tsp salt 
• 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter 
• 1/4 cup vegetable shorting 
• 3/4 cup milk 

Cinnamon Sugar Mix 
• 2 tsp ground cinnamon 
• 1/4 cup granulated sugar
• 2 1/2 tbsp melted unsalted butter 

Preheat  at 450 F and bake for 8-10 mins 


1  In a medium mixing bowl combine the flour,baking soda, salt and 3 tbsp of sugar. Then cut in the butter and shortening using two forks. Press into the mixture until it becomes crumbly, you can also use your hands if that's easier

2  Then pour in the milk and mix using a large spoon, until it becomes sticky. Place the dough onto a clean, lightly floured surface, and kneed for about 2 mins. Adding flour if needed.

3  In a small bowl combine the sugar,cinnamon and butter. Leave about 2 tbsp of just the sugar and cinnamon for the topping. 

4.  Roll out the dough until it's about a inch thick. Using a biscuit cutter press into the dough and cut out as much biscuits as you can. Then roll them out more with the roller and place about a teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar mix in the center. Cover that with another rolled out piece of biscuit dough. And pinch around the edges, then again cut out the center of the filled biscuits with the biscuit cutter. Kneed all the access dough together and repeat until no more dough is remaining.

5   Place the biscuits on a parchment lined pan and sprinkle with the dry cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 450 f for 8 - 10 mins or until golden brown. Enjoy them warm with butter.