Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Back to School Biscuits!

Why is it when the calendar read
"summer break" the hooligans were
up before the sun and hard at play,
but now that the calendar reads
"back to school" they refuse to budge
from their beds and I've had to train
our dog Otto to jump on them and lick
their faces until they finally rise?

Thank goodness the puppy is persistent
or they'd never get up! Some days, they do
try to escape the dog and pull the covers
over their heads. Good thing I have
more than one trick up my sleeve.
Nothing says "get out of bed" more
effectively than fresh from the
oven apple cinnamon biscuits.


1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 wheat bran
2 tbspns sugar
1 tbspn baking powder
1/2 tspn cinnamon
1/4 tspn salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup finely chopped apples,
peeled and cored
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tspns orange juice


Combine flour, bran, sugar, baking
powder,cinnamon and salt. Cut in
the butter. Make a well in the center
of dry mixture. Add the
apples and milk and stir until moist.
Turn dough onto a floured surface
and knead 10-12 strokes or until
smooth. Pat or roll dough to 1/2 inch
thickness. Cut dough with floured
biscuit cutter (I used a glass -- just
like Mom taught me). Place biscuits
on an ungreased cookie sheet and
bake in a 400 degree oven
for 10-12 minutes. Remove biscuits
and cool slightly.
Meanwhile, stir together powdered
sugar and orange juice for a simple
glaze. Drizzle over biscuits and serve
warm. Makes 12 (and it will get
those sleepy zombie children out of bed
and ready for school)!!!

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  1. At least the dog helps you out! Ha!

    We're starting back to school next week and am sure there'll be an adjustment for us, too! Love the biscuits. :)

  2. Yum, those sound good. Oh, there are apples in them. Apples make everything better, right?

  3. What a good mom you are to make biscuits for your kids to entice them out of bed! These sound so yummy and would definitely get me going in the morning!

  4. I will give these a try. My daughter is heading to middle school for the first time and has to get up at least an hour earlier!

  5. Oh, you had me laughing with the hooligans story. Love the puppy solution -- and your delicious culinary solution, too. Those biscuits are beautiful!

    ~ Cleo
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  6. They look and sound so good and I'm sure the aroma would convince anyone to get out of bed!

  7. LOL! Thanks, everyone. We're in week 2 and so far so good. Can you believe I forgot today was my day to blog. Didn't even think to check in -- back to school chaos -- can you tell???

  8. I will be a big hit when I make these. Don't have a dog, but luckily Lady K loves her new teacher for this year....Mrs E for 2nd grade is much less grumpy than Ms A in 1st....makes for somewhat easier getting up in the AM. But she is up with the flippin' birds on weekends....SLEEP IN, please!