Monday, November 9, 2009

Strawberry Mornings

I used my biscuit dough as a base for this recipe, but changed it up a bit to get what I wanted. I created this and was pretty happy that it came out just as I wanted on the first try! That's always fun. :)
Here's what you'll need:

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour

4 tsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. Sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup REAL unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
1 cup low-fat yogurt (plain, vanilla or strawberry)

About 6 good sized sliced strawberries (I used frozen ones that I sat out to soften) - you could also use a different fruit, blueberries, peaches, yum!

2 tsp. melted butter

Turbinado or Raw sugar (fine works too if you don't have the crunchy kind)

NOTE: I used plain yogurt because I wanted this to be a lightly sweet breakfast treat, however I have used Strawberry and it adds a little extra sweetness - VERY good. :)

Preheat oven (and baking stone if you have one) to 450. I like to place a piece of parchment paper on a small baking sheet and slide the paper onto my stone when I'm ready to bake, that way my stone is nice and hot.

In a small bowl, sprinkle 1/4 tsp sugar over the strawberries and stir - set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients. Work butter chunks in with a pastry cutter or your fingers. You want to leave it kinda clumpy, that's what makes biscuits flaky! :)

Stir in the yogurt, just until mixed. Don't overmix, that's can make your biscuits into Bricks!

Sprinkle your counter with a little bit of flour and plop your dough on that. Gently pat the dough into a rectangle and fold it in thirds. Bring one side over, leaving 1/3 unfolded, then bring that side over to the edge. Turn 1/4 turn and do this again. I try to do this about 3 times; this helps to add layers, fluffiness and flakiness to your dough.

Gently pat dough into a rectangle that is about 6x12 - don't get too picky with it, but DO be GENTLE - (no bricks, right?).

Cut straight down, not in a slicing motion, make 8 squares (they won't be perfect, don't worry).

Divide the strawberries evenly between the squares, (about 3 strawberry slices each). Fold up corners and pinch together (it won't be perfect, that's not important).

Place these little guys onto a piece of parchment paper that is laying on a small flat baking sheet. (Make sure it's the right size to slide onto your stone).

Brush the tops lightly with the 2 tsp melted butter ~ take it easy, this is for big flavor, not big thighs!!

Sprinkle the tops lightly with your crunchy turbinado sugar (or plain if that's what you've got).

Slide the parchment onto your stone (be careful, don't burn your hands on the metal handle - not that I would KNOW that from experience or anything!!!) :)

Set your kitchen timer for 10 minutes, ....and go do something fun for 10 minutes...maybe pick flowers in your backyard, that's what I did! :)

When they are done they should look like this...

OR this... :)

They taste wonderful; light, flaky, just a little sweet, tender with a crispy bottom. WAY better than anything I've ever had at St**b**ks - LOL,....EXCEPT their pumpkin bread, mmmmm! But definitely cheaper and I can have them while I'm still in my jammies! :)

They were so good that I HAD to have 2! :)

Now go get cookin' girls!

Have a beautiful day...
Kathy :)


Karen said...

Looks like fun!

dbeckertville said...

They look so good

Lisa said...

Hi Kathy!

I highlighted your blog in my daily blog review today. Come check it out as All That and a Box of Rocks:

The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

Yum!! This look delicious!!
What a yummy blog you have here!!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Yummy! You can make those for me anytime - LOL!

☼¨`*•.♥RocĂ­o♥.•*¨`☼ said...

Oh my that was YUMMYLICIOUS!!!

~Shelley~ said...

All I can say is....YUM!! These look amazing! I am definately making these! Love your blog! I am a self-proclaimed Rachel Ray Wannabe...and am always looking for new "recipe sharing" blogs! I am a new follower :) I have a new blog (which is mostly about couponing, freebies, etc), but I do share some of my favorite recipes. I'd love for you to stop by and follow!

The Learner said...

LOL @ "Or this..." I have so many projects that turn out that way. :)

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