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Biscuits, Buttermilk Biscuits with Earl Grey Soaked Raisins
Recipe By :Brandi Evans of Bran Appetit
Serving Size : 14 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2 cup raisins
3/4 cup hot regular Earl Grey tea -- or Earl Grey Lavender
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
12 tablespoons butter -- chilled and sliced or diced
2/3 cup buttermilk
Yield: 12 to 14.
Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or set
out a baking stone; set aside.
Steep tea and pour hot tea over raisins in a heat-proof bowl. Let
raisins soak while oven preheats and you mix your dough.
In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Cut butter into dry ingredients until mixture resembles coarse meal.
I use my hands to get everything mixed, but you can also use a pastry
cutter or two forks.) In another bowl, beat eggs with buttermilk.
Make a well in dry ingredients, and pour in buttermilk mixture. Use a
fork to gently pull sides of dry ingredients down into buttermilk,
and keep stirring, gently, until flour is incorporated. Scoop raisins
out of tea, reserving liquid. Fold raisins into biscuit dough. Dough
will be shaggy, sticky, and may not hold together perfectly.
Turn out onto a floured pastry cloth or counter top and knead,
gently, about 5 to 10 times, until dough is no longer sticky and it
is holding together. Roll or pat out into a 1" thickness. Cut into
rounds with a biscuit cutter.
Place on baking stone or baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix 2
tablespoons buttermilk with 2 tablespoons reserved tea. Brush over
tops of the biscuits.
Bake 14 to 16 minutes until golden.
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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 227 Calories; 11g Fat (42.8%
calories from fat); 4g Protein; 29g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber;
57mg Cholesterol; 437mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean
Meat; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.