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Thread #165215   Message #3976199
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
11-Feb-19 - 03:50 PM
Thread Name: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
Subject: RE: BS: Recipes - what are we eating?
There is no yeast in a Dutch Baby, it's a large popover, a very simple concept that perhaps Alton Brown has described on one of his kitchen chemistry programs. And it doesn't grow so large it's a problem unless perhaps you try to do it in a toaster oven.

I have no idea where my mother found this Raisin Bonanza recipe, I copied it onto an index card when I was probably 10 or 12 years old, as I created my own little wooden recipe box. That box is still the heart of a lot of things I make (that I loved and that my kids are particularly fond of.) In our family panoply of recipes it's up there with baking powder biscuits, pancakes, grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken pot pie . . . a classic comfort food that sometimes one is forgiven for making a meal of.

Raisin Bonanzas
Preheat oven to 400; baking time 15 to 20 minutes
Yield 12 to 16, depending on how much you roll out your dough.

Biscuit Dough:
2 cups sifted flour
1 T sugar
3 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening (or butter)
¾ cup milk (or water, for lighter biscuits)

Optional:
Melted butter
Granulated sugar

Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in shortening. Add milk/water and mix to moderately stiff dough.
Roll out on lightly floured surface, creating a rectangle so you can cut it into 4" squares. (At this point, if you wish, you can use the melted butter to brush over the flat dough and sprinkle granulated sugar over it. I never bother.) If you roll the dough out thinner and cut the squares slightly smaller you can make 16 biscuits, but you might want to increase the amount of filling for them.)

Place raisin filling on each square, then when it is divided equally, proceed to lift the corners together and lightly pinch. Place each biscuit in an ungreased muffin pan cup.

Filling:
1 cup light or dark raisins
¼ cup brown sugar (packed)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 T melted butter
Walnuts (I use at least 3/4 cup)
Mix all ingredients until blended.

I fed this recipe into My Fitness Pal, yield 12, without the extra butter and granulated sugar, and it comes out at 188 calories per biscuit. Sorry no weights on the ingredients for all of you UK folks.