So? Since I think biscuits and biscuits are my thing; I dreamed up my own Orange Cranberry Biscuit recipe, one you can roll out for the holidays. It is very orange, hearty..and chock full of tasty fresh cranberries which, by the way, you can get cheaper this week than ever. I bought a bag for $1 yesterday. After downing a few hot out of the oven, I put most of mine in the freezer so I can serve them Thanksgiving morning with breakfast. They pair perfect with hot tea or coffee. Serve them hot with butter. They look and taste like a celebration.
What I decided to do was to add rolled oats to my flour to give the biscuit a hearty taste. I used orange juice concentrate and some orange jello in the mix as well. I added some fresh grated orange zest. I chopped my fresh cranberries in my chopper with sugar. I also pressed some into the dough after I rolled it out and sprinkled oats to finish. These don't rise super high..but no worries..they are tender and so delicious.
Cranberry Orange Biscuits
1 1/2 cups self rising flour
1/2 cup oats
1/4 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons of orange Jello (dry mix)
1/4 teaspoon orange zest
1/4 cup chilled butter
1 cup chopped cranberries covered in 2 Tablespoons of sugar
1/2 cup orange juice concentrate
1/4 cup milk or butter milk
Preheat oven to 450
Mix flour, oats, sugar, jello mix, grate in orange rind (about 1/4 tsp or as much as you'd like) ..cut in butter until mixture resembles course cornmeal. Add cranberries and mix. Add liquid. Stir until dough is formed.
Roll out onto a floured surface. Kneed it about four times..roll to 2/3 inch thickness. Add some chopped sugared cranberries and sprinkle oats on the top of dough and press gently. Cut rounds. Place of buttered pan and bake for 15 minutes, or until done.