In our house Christmas dinner is always special. Planning a nice large family meal. Something a little extra special. For years, mom made turkey with all the trimmings. Since then we've branched out of that tradition. My sister typically makes prime rib, and I usually make fillet of beef tenderloin.
Equally as important is what to serve Christmas morning? Do you have a traditional dish? Eggs Benedict? A coffee cake, or perhaps a breakfast casserole dish, or french toast?
I love to wake up to a special Christmas breakfast. Mom and I have had my Jolly Breakfast Ring for years, and years. It's a take on coffee cake with flavors of monkey bread. This year I thought I'd change it up a bit. This recipe for Cinnamon and Sugar Fan Biscuits is a variation of the Jolly Breakfast Ring we all love. They are very tasty and pretty easy to prepare. They take a little more time to assemble but are well worth the effort.
I hope you try these and start your own holiday breakfast tradition.
First, you'll want to place your flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt in a large bowl. Cut in your shortening until you have coarse crumbles. Make a well in the center and add your milk. Mix together until the dough clings together.
Turn your dough out onto a floured board and knead 10-12 times.
Divide the dough in half. Take one half and roll it out into a 12x10 rectangle. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
Cut 5 strips lengthwise into 12x2 inch strips.
Stack the strips up on top of each other.
Cut into 6 2 inch square stacks.
Place each stack, cut side down, into a prepared muffin pan that you have sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake at 450 for 10 to 12 minutes. They should be lightly browned. Turn out on a wire rack to cool.
YUM YUM...hot, cinnamony, tasty fan biscuits! Is it Christmas?
Where's the hot chocolate?
Cinnamon and Sugar Fan Biscuits
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup low fat milk (2%)
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Spray twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray. In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center; add milk. Stir just until dough clings together.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead dough for 10 to 12 strokes until smooth. Divide dough in half. Roll one portion into a 12x10-inch rectangle. In a small bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle some of the sugar mixture over the rectangle.
Cut rectangle into five 12x2-inch strips. Stack the strips on top of each other. Cut into six 2-inch-square stacks. Place each stack, cut side down, in a prepared muffin cup. Repeat with remaining dough and sugar mixture.