Friday, March 27, 2009

Cinnamon-Raisin Biscuits

I abhor Hardee's fast-food restaurants. The grease in their food -- even the salads -- is not the only thing that makes me queasy. They concoct the most unhealthful sandwiches -- huge slabs of meat with more meat as toppings. Disgusting.

However, every now and then, I crave their cinnamon-raisin biscuits. That happened early one morning back when I was helping on my mom's paper route. I went through the drive-thru. Some employees smoking outside told me that they don't open till 6. It was 5:55 -- you have got to be kidding me. I laid rubber to get home and look up a comparable recipe to do it myself. Who needs Hardee's?

I found this online and this morning I finally made it after saving it all that time. The craving had apparently passed. I have been trying to make myself an easy little comfort food homemade treat on Friday mornings just because. This was today's.

I think if I make it again I would cut back on the sugar a little. And instead of making drop biscuits, I might roll them in hope that the texture would be a little more like Hardee's. Still it's better than going to the place with the obnoxious star.

2 cups Bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar (or slightly less)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 425.

Stir all ingredients together until a soft dough forms.

Drop by spoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Makes 12.

1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk (plus a teensy splash more)

Stir until smooth. Drizzle on hot biscuits.

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