Thursday, April 26, 2012

{Guest Post} Delicious Orange Biscuits Recipe

I'm so excited to have Erin from My Very Educated Mother here today to share a delicious recipe with all of us.  I'm kind of wishing I had some made right now for breakfast :)

Hello, my name is Erin and I write about crafting, cooking, gardening, and homeschooling over at My Very Educated Mother.  The most common question I get about my blog is, what's with the name? During elementary school I learned a mnemonic device to memorize the planets in order from the sun and it starts with those four words.  When I found myself a stay at home mother still making student loan payments I felt like a 'very educated mother' and I could think of no better name to give my blog.
Over the years I've developed a great appreciation for resourceful creativity that hopefully comes through in the projects I share, whether it's a repurposed piece of furniture, recycled craft, or an updated recipe from the 1950s.  In fact, the recipe below was inspired by one found in the Searchlight Recipe Book printed in 1958.  I hope you enjoy it and take a moment to visit My Very Educated Mother to see what other things we've been working on!  Also, big thanks to Pamela for letting me share this here with you!

Whether they’re for a family breakfast or a workplace brunch, these orange biscuits are sure to get attention! Orange Biscuits Ingredients
  • 3 cups of flour
  • 5 Tbsp. of sugar (this will be separated out)
  • 4 tsp. of baking powder
  • 4 Tbsp. shortening
  • 1 cup of milk
  • powdered sugar
  • 1 orange
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter
Directions Preheat over to 450 degrees.  Zest the orange and combine it with the juice and 2 Tbsp. of sugar.  I used small oranges so I zested two but used the juice of only one. Sift/whisk together the flour, 3 Tbsp. of sugar, and baking powder before cutting in the shortening.  Add the milk and mix until just combined.  Turn out onto a counter lightly floured with powdered sugar and shape into a rectangle 1/2 an inch thick.


Spread the melted butter and then the orange mixture over the dough before rolling it up like a cinnamon roll.


032 Cut into 1/2 inch thick slices and beware, it may get messy. Place in a well-sprayed or greased pan.  Cover and set aside for 10 minutes.  Bake in a hot over for 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and let cool. 

Serve with butter, and if you really like a lot of orange, marmalade. Makes 12-14 servings.



Okay, those look amazing, and right up my alley as they don't seem too hard to make! Thanks so much Erin for sharing these wonderful treats with us.


1 comment :

  1. These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing. (And making me drool...)

    -Erin Spain
    DIY On the Cheap


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