My most favorite activity when I visited my grandmother was to watch her make buttermilk biscuits before each meal. The nimbleness of her fingers as she gently mixed the flour buttermilk and lard in her wooden bowl was amazing. The end result was a pile of fluffy biscuits with a crisp outer crust. Truly Heaven on earth! In my attempts to replicate the process I ended up with biscuits that resulted in a hard hockey pucks that could keep the NHL amply supplied for generations. That being said my father and I set out to create a mix that anyone could bake successfully... even me. Eureka! Now you can enjoy the delicious buttermilk taste of fluffy biscuits finished with a crispy outer crust.
Add raisins and water to the cinnamon biscuit mix and ... now for the secret... it's all in how you mix them. When you add the water mix it just enough to moisten all the ingredients. Drop by the tablespoon bake at 350 degrees. When golden brown remove from oven. Mix water or milk with confectioners sugar. Drizzle over each biscuits and serve warm. It also makes a fantastic coffee cake. YUM!
Our biscuits are packaged in a retro-designed feed sack that can be used again and again - one of our efforts to Go Green for our environment.
DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 450 F. Pour mix and fruit in bowl and add 3/4 cup of water mix using as few strokes as possible to moisten dough. Drop portions of dough on lightly greased baking pan. Place in oven and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until done. Mix packet of powdered sugar topping mix with 1 to 2 Tbs of water or milk and apply a thin coat to the top of biscuits. Eat'em while they're warm!
INGREDIENTS: Enriched bleached wheat flour (bread wheat four niacin reduced iron thiamin mononitrate riboflavin and folic acid) partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening (partially hydrogenated soybean oil) raisins powdered sugar buttermilk solids sodium aluminum phosphate sodium bicarbonate sugar salt cornstarch mono and diglycerides artificial and natural flavors beta carotene. ALLERGEN ALERT: Processed in a facility that also packages products containing wheat soy eggs milk tree nuts and peanuts.